1. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

    Synonyms : young, youthful
  2. of or characteristic of or occurring in spring

    Antonyms : autumnal, summery, wintry
    Examples :
    • the vernal equinox


  1. command against

    Synonyms : disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe
    Type Of : require, command
    Examples :
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  2. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

    Synonyms : blackball, negative
    Type Of : controvert, contradict, oppose
    Examples :
    • The President vetoed the bill
  3. a vote that blocks a decision

    Type Of : vote, voting, balloting, ballot
  4. the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

    Type Of : powerfulness, power


  1. a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

    Synonyms : master, superior
    Type Of : battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
  2. the contestant who wins the contest

    Synonyms : winner
    Type Of : contestant


  1. being the exact same one; not any other:

    Synonyms : identical, selfsame
    Examples :
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see
  2. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    Synonyms : rattling, real, really
    Examples :
    • she was very gifted
    • he played very well
  3. precisely as stated

    Examples :
    • the very center of town


  1. indistinctness of shape or character

    Type Of : fogginess, fuzziness, blurriness, indistinctness, softness
    Examples :
    • the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner
  2. unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning

    Type Of : unclearness
    Examples :
    • the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness
    • these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might convey


  1. conformity to reality or actuality

    Synonyms : the true, trueness, truth
    Type Of : actuality
  2. an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth

    Type Of : truth


  1. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

    Synonyms : holiday
    Type Of : leisure time, leisure
    Examples :
    • we get two weeks of vacation every summer
  2. spend or take a vacation

    Synonyms : holiday
    Type Of : spend, pass
  3. the act of making something legally void

    Type Of : annulment, abrogation, repeal


  1. all the plant life in a particular region or period

    Synonyms : botany, flora
    Type Of : aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage
    Examples :
    • Pleistocene vegetation
  2. an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)

    Type Of : excrescence
  3. inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

    Type Of : quiescence, sleeping, quiescency, dormancy
    Examples :
    • their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation
  4. the process of growth in plants

    Type Of : development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, maturation, growth, growing


  1. feeling a need to see others suffer

    Synonyms : malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness
    Type Of : malevolence, malignity
  2. toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

    Type Of : animal toxin, zootoxin


  1. moral weakness

    Synonyms : frailty
    Type Of : evil, evilness
  2. a specific form of evildoing

    Type Of : transgression, evildoing
    Examples :
    • vice offends the moral standards of the community