To subdue or conquer -an army vanquished with heavy losses.
To boast – proudly vaunted his strength.
Synonyms: brag (noun: braggadocio, braggart), proclaim
A superficial appearance or show designed to impress one with superiority – pierced beneath his thin veneer of elegance.
Deserving respect or reverence because of age – a venerable leader.
Pertaining to spring-an array of vernal flowers.
Antonym: hibernal (wintry)
Able to do many things skillfully – versatile in all the arts.
Taking the place of another; felt, received, or done in place of another – took vicarious pleasure in his brother’s victory.
A change from one condition to another, often unexpected – suffered many vicissitudes of fortune.
A scolding or ill-tempered woman – My neighbor’s wife is a virago.
Synonyms: shrew, termagant, vixen
(noun: VITUPERATION; adj.: VITUPERATIVE): To scold or blame loudly, find fault with in abusive language – an angry man, vituperating the world.
Synonyms: berate, revile