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Flashcards in Deck 43 Deck (25):
1

ubiquitous

being everywhere at the same time

2

uncanny

extraordinary; unimaginable; seemingly supernatural

3

unctuous

oily, both literally and figuratively; insincere

4

underlying

basic; fundamental; only noticeable under scrutiny

5

underpinning

a system of supports beneath; a foundation or basis

6

underscore

to underline, to emphasize

7

underwrite

to sponsor; to subsidize; to insure

8

unilateral

involving one side only; done on behalf of one side only; one-sided; not mutual

9

unremitting

unceasing; ignorant; not aware

10

unsury

lending money at an extremely high rate of interest

11

usurp

to seize wrongfully

12

vacillate

to be indecisive; to waver

13

vapid

without liveliness; dull; spiritless

14

vacuous

empty of content; lacking in ideas or intelligence

15

vagary

whim; unpredictable action; wild notion

16

venal

capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt

17

verdant

covered with green plants; leafy; inexperienced

18

veracity

truthfulness

19

verisimilitude

similarity to reality; the appearance of truth; looking like the real thing

20

verity

the quality of being true; something true

21

veracious

habitually truthful

22

aver

to state with confidence, as though you know it to be the truth

23

vernacular

everyday speech; slang; idiom

24

vestige

- a remaining bit of something; a last trace
- appendix is a vestige: it used to have a function but now the organ does nothing

25

viable

capable of living; workable