5. savage, ferocious, cat-and-dog, dog-eat-dog, fierce, ruthless, fell, truculent; brutal, inhuman, barbarous, barbaric, hellish; sadistic, animalistic, fiendish; terrible, harsh, grim, hard, severe; unrelenting, relentless, implacable, inexorable, grinding,
vicissitude, n. 1. change, mutation, permutation, modification, transformation, metamorphosis; variation, variance, difference, divergence, deviation.
2. alternation, shifting, vacillation, fluctuation, interchange; rotation, reversal, turn-about, turnaround, revolution, turning upside down, turning topsy-turvy.
3. vicissitudes inconstancy, instability, uncertainty, unpredictability, erraticism, mercuriality, shiftiness, choppiness; fickleness, chanciness, fortuitousness, Inf. flukiness; ups and downs, ins and outs, ebb and flow, roller coaster, shifting sands, kaleidoscope.
victim, n. 1. sufferer, injured one or party, receiver, Archaic, patient.
2. dupe, gull, Inf. sucker, SI. sap, Brit. Dial, cull, gudgeon, SI. poor fish, Inf. chump, SI. schnook, SI. schlemiel, winner of the booby prize; easy or soft mark or target, mark, sitting duck, Inf. patsy, SI. pigeon, SI. fall guy, SI. soft touch, SI. pushover; laughing stock, butt, fair game, fool, everybody's fool, April fool, Fr. poisson d'avril, Inf. goat.
3. sacrifice, sacrificial lamb, scapegoat, human sacrifice, offering, martyr; prey, quarry.
victimize, v. 1. stalk, prey on, hunt out, pursue, run down, go after; injure, hurt, harm, damage, do harm to, destroy, ruin.
2. exploit, use, take advantage of; dupe, swindle, cheat, Inf. diddle, gull, SI. con; defraud, delude, mislead, beguile, pull the wool over the eyes of, throw dust in the eyes of, Inf. frame, betray, deceive, fool, make a fool of; rook, bilk, cog, SI. take, SI. snooker; hoodwink, trick, outwit, outfox, outsmart, bamboozle; humbug, Inf. fast-talk, Inf. flimflam, Inf. buffalo, SI. snow, SI. suck or sucker in, SI. murphy, SI. shaft.
3. sacrifice, slay, lay on the altar, throw to the wolves.
victor, n. conqueror, subduer, subjugator, vanquisher; master, hero, vindicator; winner, champion, Inf. number one; pennant winner, prize winner,
victorious, adj. conquering, triumphant, winning, successful; exultant, jubilant, on top, home free,
victory, n. conquest, triumph, win, walkaway; success, superiority, Chiefly Scot. gree, mastery; winning, gaining, excelling, taking the top spot or prize; subjugation, subdual, vanquishment, crushing, quelling, whip hand, upper hand.
victuals, n. food supplies, provisions, rations, food, viands, edibles, eatables, foodstuffs, Inf. grub, SI. eats; nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, aliment; meal, square meal, repast, refreshment, fare, spread, table, mess, SI. chow; board, SI. three squares; feed, provender, forage, fodder,
vie, v. 1. strive for, endeavor, make an attempt, fight or struggle for; compete against or with, contend, contest; meet, challenge.
2. emulate, equal, rival, challenge comparison,
view, n. 1. sight, eyesight, vision; range or field of vision, eyeshot, eyereach, ken.
2. prospect, outlook, scene, vista, panorama, spectacle; landscape, seascape, cityscape, tableau.
3. contemplation, observation, study; survey, examination, inspection, scrutiny.
4. eye, regard, aim, intent, intention, design, purpose, object, objective, end.
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Becky played a good play of chess.
Becky played a good game of chess.
Some verbs and nouns do have the same form and analogous meaning in English The police fight a hard fight Heather dreams long vivid dreams. If you lie the he will catch you out' The company danced an African dance However, we seldom use the word like this. Usually we try to avoid it in some way: She fought a long battle with them. If you lie you will be caught out The company did an African dance.