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vapid
  • s  lacking taste or flavor or tang
    vapid beer
    vapid tea
  • s  lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
    a vapid conversation
    a vapid smile
    a bunch of vapid schoolgirls
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vaporific
  • s  (used of substances) capable of being volatilized
  • s  resembling or characteristic of vapor
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vaporizable
  • s  (used of substances) capable of being volatilized
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vaporized
  • v  kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
    in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
  • v  turn into gas
  • v  lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
  • v  decrease rapidly and disappear
    all my stock assets have vaporized
  • s  converted into a gas or vapor
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vaporous
  • s  so thin as to transmit light
    vaporous silks
  • s  resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vaporous clouds
  • s  filled with vapor
    a vaporous bog
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vapourific
  • s  (used of substances) capable of being volatilized
  • s  resembling or characteristic of vapor
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vapourisable
  • s  (used of substances) capable of being volatilized
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vapourous
  • s  so thin as to transmit light
  • s  resembling or characteristic of vapor
  • s  filled with vapor
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variable
  • n  something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
    the weather is one variable to be considered
  • n  a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  • n  a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  • n  a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
  • a  liable to or capable of change
    rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable
    variable winds
    variable expenses
  • s  marked by diversity or difference
    nature is infinitely variable
  • s  (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied
    a variable capacitor
    variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights
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variant
  • n  an event that departs from expectations
  • n  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  • n  a variable quantity that is random
  • n  something a little different from others of the same type
    a variant of the same word
  • s  differing from a norm or standard
    a variant spelling
  • s  exhibiting variation and change
    letters variant in size
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varicolored
  • s  having a variety of colors
  • s  having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
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varicoloured
  • s  having a variety of colors
  • s  having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
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varicose
  • s  abnormally swollen or knotty
    varicose veins
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varied
  • v  become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • v  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • v  be subject to change in accordance with a variable
  • v  make something more diverse and varied
  • a  characterized by variety
    immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions
    his work is interesting and varied
  • s  widely different
    varied motives prompt people to join a political party
    varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants
  • s  broken away from sameness or identity or duplication
    her quickly varied answers indicated uncertainty
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variegated
  • v  change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
  • v  make something more diverse and varied
  • s  having a variety of colors
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