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truculent
quick to argue, aggressively defiant
truss
rigid framework designed to support structure (like roof);
they trussed up with ropes and chains
barge
type of boat
turbid
1. cloudy, opaque
2. confused or obscure
turgid
1. swollen
2. tedioiusly pompous or bombastic (of language or style)
turncoat
one who switched to opposing side; traiter, renegade, deserter
turpitude
depravity, wickedness
turret
ornamental structure , small tower at corner of building, pivoting, and revolvable holder
tyrp
novice
ubiquitous
being everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
umbrage
resentment
She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff
unassailable
impossible to dispute
uncanny
strange or mysterious
uncouth
awkward in appearance, manner; uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined, unpolished, common, low, rough
unctuous
1. excessively flattering or ingratiating, sycophant, toady, ingratiating
2. greasy or soapy feel
underdog
victim of injustice
undergird
secure of fasten from the underside, lend support, make secure
Facts and statistics subtly undergird his commentary
undermine
1. their integrity is being undermined (subvert, sabotage, threaten)
2. we endermined the building (tunnel under, sap_
3. the damp had so undermined the wall that it collaspsed (erode)
underscore
make evident
ungainly
lack smoothness or dexterity, clumsy, awkward, lumpish
unimpeachable
can't be called in question, beyond/above reproach, trustworthy, reliable
unlettered
poorly educated
unruly
disorderly and disruptive, difficult to control;
ruly
orderly
untenable
inexcusable, indefensible, inexpiable, unforgivable
untold
incalculable, vast
untoward
not favorable, unlucky, hapless, misfortunate, star-crossed
unwitting
not knowing, unaware
unwonted
not accustomed, unusual, out of the ordinary
upbraid
reprimand, scold, berate
usurp
seize authority or possession wrongfully; arrogate, accroach
usury
lending money at illegal high rates of interest
inoculate
introduce cells/organism into a culture/medium; vaccinate
vacuous
1. showing lack of thought or intelligence
2. empty
inane
lack significance
vagary
unexpected and inexplicable change;
vagrant
person w/o home or job; wandering
vale
farewell
valient
courageous or determination
valorous
valor = strength, courage
vapid
nothing stimulating or challenging; insipid, flat, full
insipid
lacking taste/savor, lacking qualities that interest, stimulate
variegation
diverstiy of colors
variety
vaunt
boast, brad
vehement
intensely emotional; impassioned, fervid
venal
bribable, corruptible, mercenary
venerate
revere, adore, respect
venial
excusable, forgivable
venture
take a risk, dare to say
veracious
truthful, honest
verdant
freen with growing plants
!= sere (dry and withering)
verisimilar
having appearance of truth, probable
veritable
authentic, genuine, indubitable, real
vernacular
standard native language of a country or locality
verse
familiarize by study or ecperience
He versed himself in philoshophy
verve
vivacity, energy