1. in a vivid manner

    Examples :
    • he described his adventures vividly


  1. a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly

    Type Of : mineral jelly, petrolatum, petroleum jelly


  1. someone who violates the law

    Synonyms : law offender, lawbreaker
    Type Of : felon, criminal, malefactor, crook, outlaw
  2. someone who assaults others sexually

    Synonyms : debaucher, ravisher
    Type Of : rounder, debauchee, libertine


  1. an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

    Type Of : jar


  1. the leading units moving at the head of an army

    Synonyms : vanguard
    Type Of : army unit
  2. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

    Synonyms : avant-garde, new wave, vanguard
    Type Of : artistic movement, art movement
  3. a camper equipped with living quarters

    Synonyms : caravan
    Type Of : camping bus, motor home, camper
  4. a truck with an enclosed cargo space

    Type Of : truck, motortruck
  5. (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight

    Type Of : railcar, railroad car, railway car, car


  1. change the arrangement or position of

    Synonyms : agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up
    Type Of : displace, move
  2. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy
    Type Of : confound, befuddle, fox, discombobulate, fuddle, throw, bedevil, confuse
    Examples :
    • a vexing problem
  3. disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    Synonyms : worry
    Type Of : trouble, disorder, unhinge, distract, perturb, cark, disquiet
  4. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile
    Type Of : displease
  5. subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation

    Type Of : debate, deliberate
    Examples :
    • vex the subject of the death penalty


  1. the appearance conveyed by a person's face

    Synonyms : countenance
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • a stern visage
  2. the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

    Synonyms : countenance, kisser, mug, phiz, physiognomy, smiler
    Type Of : human face, face


  1. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

    Synonyms : vent
    Type Of : crack, crevice, cleft, fissure, scissure
  2. a mountain formed by volcanic material

    Type Of : mount, mountain


  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    Synonyms : ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, whizz, whiz, wiz, wizard
    Type Of : expert
  2. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    Synonyms : consummate, masterful, masterly
    Examples :
    • a virtuoso performance
  3. a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

    Type Of : musician


  1. a source of materials to nourish the body

    Synonyms : aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  2. a stock or supply of foods

    Synonyms : commissariat, provender, provisions, viands
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  3. any substance that can be used as food

    Synonyms : comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victual
    Type Of : food, nutrient