2. publish, print, give utterance to, give voice to, make known, make public, report,
vendetta, n. feud, blood feud; warfare, war, conflict, contention, rivalry, infighting; antagonism, hostilities, enmity, acrimony, bitterness, ill will, bad blood,
vendor, n. seller, salesman, traveling salesman, door-to-door salesman, Fuller Brush man, Avon lady, colporteur, Bible salesman; street vendor, peddler, hawker, huckster, cheap-jack; pushcart entrepreneur, monger, dealer, trader, merchant, (formerly) sutler,
vendue, n. auction, public auction, auction sale, outcry, Scot. and North Eng. roup; garage sale, tag sale, rummage sale,
veneer, n. 1. facing, casing, covering, sheath; jacket, wrapper; coat.
2. fagade, front, false front, show, mere show, outward display; pretension, ostentation, pomposity; glitter, finery, frippery.
-v. 3. overlay, overspread, laminate; paint, coat; varnish, lacquer, gild, glaze.
4. whitewash, gloss, gloss over, color, prettify; dissemble, disguise, conceal, mask, screen,
venerable, adj. 1. time-honored, honored, revered, respected, hallowed, venerated, esteemed; august, illustrious, eminent.
2. aged, ancient, archaic, old, Inf. old as the hills; hoary, gray.
venerate, v. hallow, revere, reverence, honor; esteem, admire, look up to, think highly of; fear, dread, hold in awe; adore, idolize, hero-worship, worship, worship the ground [s.o.] stands on, worship the grass [s.o.] walks on, put on a pedestal,
veneration, n. 1. homage, devotion; admiration, estimation; adoration, idolization, worship, hero worship, lionization.
2. awe, fear, dread; reverence, deference, respect,
vengeance, n. 1. revenge, sweet revenge, retribu tion, requital, revanche; avengement; retaliation, settling a score, an eye for an eye, blood for blood, blow for blow, a Roland for an Oliver, like for like, measure for measure, tit for tat, Latin, quid pro quo.
2. reprisal, countermeasure, counterblow, counterstroke.
3. with a vengeance a. violently, vehemently, furiously, fiercely, wildly, Inf. like mad, hammer and tongs, tooth and nail.
b. greatly; utterly, extremely, to the extreme,
c. to the full, to the limit, to the utmost, all the way, all out, Brit, flat out, Inf. with no holds barred.
vengeful, adj. 1. vindictive, revengeful, spiteful; unforgiving, unappeasable, irreconcilable, intractable, implacable, inexorable; revanchist.
2. retaliatory, retributive, recriminatory, avenging; punitive.
venial, adj. pardonable, forgivable, excusable; allowable, tolerable; slight, minor, insignificant, trifling, petty.
venom, n. 1. poison, toxin, toxicant, virus.
2. spite, spitefulness, rancor, ill will, evil intent; chol-er, pique, ire, acerbity, acrimony, bitterness; gall, bile, spleen, virulence, invidiousness, envy, resentment, grudge, ill feeling; malice, maliciousness, malignity, malevolence, animosity, antagonism, hostility, evil eye, hate, hatred, detestation, abhorrence, enmity; wrath, anger, dudgeon, bad blood,
venomous, adj. 1. poisonous, virulent, envenomed, deadly, toxic, lethal, fatal; noxious, harmful, hurtful, injurious, mischievous, detrimental, deleterious, unwholesome, unhealthy; destructive, ruinous, pernicious, baleful.