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Ubiquitous
being everywhere at the same time
Unconscionable
not controlled by conscience
Unctuous
both literally and figuratively; insincere
Uniform
the same for everyone
Unremitting
unceasing; unabated; relentless
Unwitting
unintentional; ignorant; not aware
Urbane
sophisticated
Usurp
to seize wrongfully
Utilitarian
stressing usefulness or utility above all other qualities; pragmatic

Utilitarianism- the doctrine that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority.
Utopia
an ideal society
Vacillate
to be indecisive; to waver
Vapid
dull; spiritless
Vehement
intense; forceful; violent
Venal
capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt
Venerate
to revere; to treat as something holy, especially because of great age
Veracity
truthfulness
Verbose
using too many words; not succinct
Verisimilitude
similarity to reality; looking like the real thing
Vernacular
everyday speech; slang
Vestige
a remaining bit of something; a last trace
Vex
to annoy; to pester; to confuse
Viable
capable of living; workable
Vicarious
experienced; performed; or suffered through someone else; living through the experiences of another as though they were one's own experiences
Vicissitude
upheavel; natural change; change in fortune
Vilify
to say vile things about; to defame