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 for vaporous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vaporous \Va"por*ous\ (v[=a]"p[~e]r*[u^]s`), a. [L. vaporosus:
     cf. F. vaporeux.]
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     1. Having the form or nature of vapor. --Holland.
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     2. Full of vapors or exhalations. --Shak.
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              The warmer and more vaporous air of the valleys.
                                                    --Derham.
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     3. Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent. --Bacon.
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              The food which is most vaporous and perspirable is
              the most easily digested.             --Arbuthnot.
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     4. Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical.
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              Such vaporous speculations were inevitable.
                                                    --Carlyle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vaporous
      adj 1: so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous
             veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of
             dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk
             stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks" [syn:
             diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer,
             see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous,
             vapourous, cobwebby]
      2: resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"
         [syn: vaporific, vapourific, vaporish, vapourish,
         vaporous, vapourous]
      3: filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog" [syn:
         miasmal, miasmic, vaporous, vapourous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "vaporous":
     adulterated, aerial, aerodynamic, aerostatic, aery, air-built,
     airy, attenuate, attenuated, chimeric, chimerical, cloud-born,
     cloud-built, cloud-woven, cloudy, cut, dilute, diluted, dreamlike,
     ethereal, fanciful, fatuitous, fatuous, fine, flimsy, foggy,
     fuming, fumy, gaseous, gasified, gasiform, gaslike, gassy,
     gossamery, illusory, imaginary, insubstantial, mephitic, miasmal,
     miasmatic, miasmic, misty, mushy, oxyacetylene, oxygenous, ozonic,
     phantasmal, phantomlike, pneumatic, rare, rarefied, reeking, reeky,
     shadowy, slight, smoking, smoky, spirituous, steaming, steamy,
     subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin, thinned, thinned-out, uncompact,
     uncompressed, unreal, unsubstantial, vague, vaporing, vaporish,
     vaporlike, vapory, watered, watered-down, windy, wispy
  
  

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