3. pleasingness, delight, delightfulness, attractiveness, desirability, desirableness, toothsomeness; appealingness, temptingness, invitingness, enticingness, alluringness, seductiveness; charm, appeal, sex appeal, allure; animal magnetism, sexiness, sexuality, sensuality, sensualness; shapeliness, buxomness; handsomeness, virility, manliness; beauty, Sl. foxiness, loveliness, prettiness, Chiefly U.S. Inf. cuteness, strikingness, gorgeousness.
vomit, v. 1. regurgitate, throw up, bring up, puke or puke up, heave, spit up, spew up, disgorge, regorge; retch, gag, cough up, keck, dry-heave; be sick to one's stomach, be nauseated, nauseate, Inf have the throw-ups; be seasick, have mal de mer, turn green; All Sl. barf, upchuck, toss one's cookies, return or lose one's breakfast, blow lunch, ralph or talk to ralph.
2. eject, send out or forth, belch, give forth, eruct; issue, come up or forth.
-n. 3. puke, Inf. throw-up, Inf. spit-up.
voodoo, n. sorcery, witchcraft, witchery, incantation, magic; necromancy, thaumaturgy, theurgy; black magic, black art, hoodoo, obiism or obeahism, conjure, root work; deviltry or devilry, demonology, de-monaltry, diabolism; supernaturalness, shamanism, mysticism, spiritualism, occultness; ritual, rite, apotro-paism, magical ceremony, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo.
voracious, adj. 1. ravenous, ravening, devouring, gluttonous, gormandizing, cormorant, edacious; openmouthed, hoggish, piggish, swinish, gross.
2. insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, omnivorous; desirous, greedy, cupidinous, avaricious, esurient; grasping, acquisitive, Sl. grabby, predacious, rapacious.
3. enthusiastic, avid, ardent, fervent, eager, Inf. all fired up, Inf. psyched or psyched up, Sl. hopped up, SI. ape; keen, anxious, Inf. wild, breathless, impatient, thirsty, athirst; ambitious, aspiring, hungry, craving; earnest, wholehearted, devoted; zealous, agog, passionate, Inf. gung-ho, Inf. rah-rah; possessed, fanatic, fanatical, Sl. hung up, rabid, mad.
voracity, n. 1. ravenousness, voraciousness, gluttony, edacity, edaciousness, open-mouthedness, hoggishness, piggishness, swinishness, crapulousness; insatiability, insatiateness, omnivorousness, gulosity, Pathol, polyphagia.
2. desire, desriousness, covetousness, greed, graspingness, acquisitiveness, Sl. grabbiness, avariciousness, rapacity, rapaciousness; eagerness, cupidity, avidity, yearning, craving; keenness, itch, itching, appetite, stomach, U.S. Dial, big eye, appetence; anxiousness, breathlessness, impatience, longing, thirst; ardor, zeal, fervency, passion, mania; hankering, aspiration, hunger, lust, ambition, ambitiousness.
vortex, n. 1. whirlpool, maelstrom, gurge, swirl, whirl; eddy, countercurrent, counterflow, undercurrent, undertow.
2. whirlwind, dust devil, dust whirl, tourbillion; tornado, twister, cyclone, typhoon; simoom, samiel; tempest, storm.
votary, n. 1. cenobite, conventual, monastic, celibate, religious, contemplative, Archaic, cloisterer; monk, Tibetan Buddhism, lama, Islam, marabout, Eastern Ch. caloyer, Hinduism, ashramite; nun, sister, virgin, maiden, bride of Christ.
2. follower, disciple, champion, adherent; zealot, partisan, bigot, fanatic; visionary, cultist; believer, religionist, pietist.
3. enthusiast, fan, devotee, aficionado, Inf buff, Inf. hound, Sl. bug, Sl. nut; addict, Inf. fiend, Sl. junkie, Sl. freak, Sl. head.
vote, n. 1. ballot, voting ticket, Brit, voting paper, voting ball; show of hands, yeas and nays, count, roll call.
2. voice, say, Chiefly Brit, plumper; suffrage, franchise; referendum, election, poll, plebiscite, voting;