3. invalidated, voided, canceled, annulled, nullified, withdrawn, repealed, revoked, retracted, abolished, abrogated, suppressed; erased, deleted, effaced, obliterated; undone, overthrown, destroyed, undermined.
vitiation, n. 1. impairment, reduction, devaluation, deterioration, depreciation, lowering, descent, fall, detriment; adulteration, pollution, contamination, infection, dilution, poisoning.
2. debasement, abasement, degradation, degeneration, decadence; corruption, perversion, vulgarization, defilement; depravation, demoralization, desecration, debauchment.
3. invalidation, voidance, cancellation, annulment, nullification; withdrawal, repeal, retraction, revocation, abolition, abrogation, suppression; erasure, deletion, effacement, undoing, overthrow, destruction, obliteration.
vitreous, adv. glassy, glasshke, hyaline, vitric, vitri-form; clear, crystal clear, crystal, crystalline, transparent, transpicuous, translucent, lucid, pellucid, limpid; mirrorlike, reflective, refelecting, gleaming, shiny, shining, glossy, lustrous; smooth, slick, icelike, icy; hard, brittle, breakable, frangible, fragile.
vitriolic, adj. 1. caustic, acrimonious, mordant, mordacious, bitter, acrid, acidulous, acid, pungent; trenchant, cutting, incisive, slashing, scathing; keen, pointed, sharp, sharp-tongued; penetrating, piercing, stinging, pricking, nipping, biting; astringent, severe, acerb, acerbic, stern, harsh, austere, stringent; spiteful, virulent, malicious, maleficent, venomous, vicious, malevolent,malignant; invidious, hateful.
2. sarcastic, sardonic, scornful, mocking, ridiculing, derisive, derisory, Rabelaisian; satirical, ironic, ironical, double-edged, edged, cynical; contemptuous, contumelious, disparaging, sneering, disdainful, supercilious, haughty, arrogant; taunting, teasing, chaffing, gibing, jeering, scoffing; critical, captious, censorious, carping, faultfinding, hypercritical.
vituperate, v. 1. censure, find fault with, slate, dispraise, reprove, reproach, reprobate, cry down, run down, Inf. dress down, disapprove, frown upon; inculpate, blame, incriminate, criminate, take to task, call to account; condemn, denounce, rate, objurgate, reprehend, imprecate, fulminate, revile, execrate, rail, damn, curse, animadvert, anathematize, comminate, delate, Obs. exprobrate; belittle, disparage, detract, deprecate, depreciate, devaluate, derogate, deflate, decry; humiliate, humble, mortify.
2. berate, upbraid, reprimand, castigate, chasten, chastise, scold, chide, rebuke; contemn, ridicule, scorn, spurn, despise, sneer at.
3. defame, vilify, denigrate, vilipend, scandalize, impugn, blackguard, malign, gibbet, pull to pieces, SI. do a hatchet job on, give a bad name, speak ill of, speak evil of; slander, libel, calumniate, traduce, falsify, accuse falsely, misrepresent, belie, impute, asperse, insinuate; injure, abuse, insult, backbite, SI. badmouth, engage in personalities.
vituperation, n. 1. castigation, chastisement, scolding, chiding, upbraiding, Inf. dressing down, reprimand, admonition, lecture, expostulation, Chiefly Brit. Inf. jobation, slap in the face, Inf. rap on the knuckles; philippic, diatribe, tirade; defamation, denigration, vilification, scandal; slander, libel, calumny, calumniation, misrepresentation, false report, falsehood, lie, untruth, malicious falsehood or untruth, aspersion, imputation, insinuation, innuendo, Inf. brickbat; abuse, injury, insult, backbiting, mudsling-ing, SI. badmouthing.
2. denunciation, condemnation, invective, revile-ment, reproach, contumely, malediction, railing, curse, imprecation, fulmination, rebuke, remonstra-tion, delation, Archaic, exprobration, objurgation, reprehension, reproof, reprobatrion, disapproval, disapprobation; censure, blame, inculpation, incrimination, crimination, implication, Obs., Rare, accrimi-nation, impeachment, indictment.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.