2. pass away, cease to exist, die out, cease to be, pass on, die, expire, perish; be no more, come to an end, become extinct, pass into oblivion, become obsolete.
vanity, n. 1. egotism, conceit, conceitedness, selfconceit, overweening pride, self-pride, self-love, narcissism, self-admiration, self-worship, Inf. me-ism, self-approbation, self-glorification, self-importance, swelled-headedness, vainglory, vaingloriousness, superciliousness; smugness, complacency, self-satisfaction.
2. arrogance, haughtiness, airs, hauteur; pretension, pretentiousness, pomposity, affected manners or ways, Inf. highfalutin' ways, affectation; ostentation, show, display, pomp, pageantry, glitter, showiness, flourish, fanfare, parade, array, fanfaronade, Inf. putting on the dog, Inf. getting on one's high horse; high notions, Inf. putting one's nose in the air; boasting, boastfulness, braggadocio, crowing, gloating, swagger, dash, panache; bumptiousness, bombast, bravado, shamelessness, brazenness, Inf. nerve, Inf. gall; foppishness, foppery, dandyism, coxcombry, frippery, frills and furbelows.
3. hollowness, worthlessness, emptiness, vacuity; fruitlessness, uselessness, futility, pointlessness, inanity, fatuity, vapidity; folly, foolishness, frivolity, ridiculousness; triviality, triflingness, nugacity; absurdity, meaninglessness, purposelessness, fecklessness; sham, unreality, unsubstantialness, lack of substance, nothingness, delusion.
vanquish, v. 1. conquer, defeat, subdue, subjugate; rout, put to rout, discomfit, overwhelm, overrun, trample, Inf. run into the ground, SI. mop or wipe the floor with; crush, overthrow, smash, thrash, trounce, trim, whip, drub, floor, Inf. whup, SI. trash, SI. beat to a frazzle, SI. beat the pants off of; break, quell, quench, quash, destroy, clobber, SI. zap, Inf. polish off, SI. do in; beat, get the better of, best, upset, upend, Inf. whomp.
2. master, overpower, overcome, surmount, drive to the wall, take by storm, get the upper hand over, prevail over; outdistance, surpass, outwit, outmaneuver, outdo; circumvent, foil, checkmate, confound, baffle; triumph over, humble, bring down; dispel, scatter, disperse, dissipate.
3. thwart, check, stop, put a stop or an end to, terminate, end, Inf. put the kibosh on, nip in the bud; prevent, bar, block, obstruct.
vantage, n. 1. See - vantage point (defs. 1, 2).
2. advantage, superiority, predominance, dominance, ascendancy, supremacy; importance, prestige, upper hand, whip hand, edge; leverage, authority, influence, sway, SI. pull, SI. drag, SI. say, SI. clout; force, power, strength, command, weight; favor, Inf. odds, Inf. inside track, Inf. head or running start, Inf. ace in the hole or up one's sleeve, SI. jump, SI. drop.
vantage point, n. 1. viewpoint, standpoint, position, outlook, angle, perspective, way of seeing things; perch, aerie, spot, position; lookout, clear view, Inf. ringside seat, Inf. catbird seat.
2. height, eminence, upland, highland, high ground, elevation, hill, promontory, summit, crest, ridge.
vapid, adj. 1. insipid, flat, lifeless, flavorless, colorless, jejune, SI, blah; tasteless, bland, Fr. fade; unsavory, unappetizing, unpalatable; thin, watery, watered-down, wishy-washy.
2. dull, dull as dishwater, tedious, tiresome, prosaic, mundane; boring, monotonous, humdrum, wearisome, SI. a drag; trite, tired, undistinctive, run-