Confusing Words Clarified: Group V; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "V" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
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2. Very bad or unpleasant: "He made such vile remarks that she ran away crying."
The vial in his hand emitted a vile odor that reminded her of rotting fish.
"More and more, we are faced with the vice of greed in so many aspects of private and social existence."3. Criminal activities that involve sex and drugs: "So many countries are being over whelmed with the crimes of vice which are increasing more and more."
It is the business of a censor to acquaint us with vices we didn't know we had.
The vice squad of the local police force was confident that they had caught the gang members who used a special vise to break into a store.
When the vicious boy tried to pour the viscous honey on his sister's new viscose dress, she was able to hit the jar and the sticky contents ended up on him instead.
2. Existing or occurring on computers or on the internet: "You can browse anytime through the stores on the internet and do virtual shopping for books, clothing, CDs, and many other items."
In the virtual reality cooking program on TV, she watched the preparation of her favorite victual.
2. Someone or something that is blamed for a particular problem or difficulty: "Don't try to make me the villain! I don't have anything to do with your problems!"
The villein who lived an exemplary and honest life was a twin brother of the villain who was a local robber.
The brother had a vindictive temper which seemed a vindication for his decision to terminate his contract as a mediator for labor disputes.
2. A large number of things that may be possible in the future: "New vistas for research in medicine have been opened up by the development of the computer."
Once the lady's visa had been approved, she took a train to the mountains where she could enjoy the impressive vista that stretched out in front of her.