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 (văng′kwĭsh, văn′-)
tr.v. van·quished, van·quish·ing, van·quish·es
a. To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
b. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition. See Synonyms at defeat.
2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire" (Virginia Woolf).

[Middle English vaynquisshen, from Old French vainquir, vainquiss-, from Latin vincere; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

van′quish·a·ble adj.
van′quish·er n.
van′quish·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vanquishable - susceptible to being defeatedvanquishable - susceptible to being defeated  
conquerable - subject to being conquered or overcome; "knew her fears were ultimately conquerable"
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Yes, we know that famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned against sending such messages, lest space invaders find us to be easily vanquishable.
Obligatory scenes follow in which the vile Galbatorix orders his demon-possessed sorcerer Durza (Robert Carlyle, unrecognizable in a Marilyn Manson wig and zombiepale makeup) to kill the rider and his dragon at any cost, leading to yet more obligatory skirmishes between Eragon and a horde of fierce but surprisingly vanquishable assassins.