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unfeigned

not feigned, not made up, genuine, real
un- not, reverse, undo, remove
feigned- fake

untenable

not viable, indefensible
un- not, reverse, undo, remove

unyielding

firm, resolute
un- not
yield

unfetter

free from restraints, liberate
un- not

unanimity

state of total agreement or unity
un- one
animi- mind

urbane

refined, sophisticated, suave
urb- city

urbanite

city dweller
urb- city

urbanologist

specialist in city life
urb- city

usurp

seize by force
us- use, useful

usury

lending money at exorbitant rates
us- use, useful

utile

useful
ut- use, useful

vacuous

empty, void, lacking intelligence, purposeless
vacu- empty

vacuity

emptiness of mind, lack of ideas
vacu- empty

vacuole

small cavity in cell cytoplasm
vacu- empty

vehicular

relating to vehicles
veh- carry

vehemently

vigorously, energetically
veh- carry

convection

transmission
vect- carry

circumvent

avoid
circum- round about
vent- come

contravene

act contrary to, to violate
contra- against
vene- come

veritable

real, genuine
ver- true

verity

truthfulness
ver- true

aver

to affirm, declare to be true
a- ad, to

veracity

accuracy, truthfulness
ver- true

verisimilitude

quality of appearing true or real
veri- true
simil- like

verbatim

corresponding word for word
verb- word
atim- adj

proverbial

widely referred to
pro- before
verb- word

verbiage

an excess of words, wordiness
verb- word
iage- noun

versatile

adaptable, all purpose
versat- turn, change

reversion

return to an earlier stage
re- back
ver- turn, change

vertigo

dizziness
vert- turn, change

viaduct

series of spans that carry a road over another road or a valley
via- way, road

viatical

relating to a road or traveling
via- way, road

viaticum

traveling provisions
via- way, road

evict

force out, expel
e- ex, out
vict- to conquer

invincible

impossible to overcome or defeat
in- not
vinc- conquer
ible- adj

vanquish

conquer in battle, subjugate
vanqu- conquer

vista

a distant view or prospect
vis- see, look

visage

appearance, aspect, countenance
vis- see, look

virile

having the characteristics of an adult male
vir- male

virulent

very harmful, poisonous, hostile
vir- male

virago

woman who is noisy and scolding, or domineering
vir- man

virility

manly characteristic, potency

virilism

male sexual characteristics in a female

vivacious

lively
viva- alive, lively, animated

conviviality

sociable, merry
con- with
viv- alive, lively, animated

vivarium

enclosure where living things are raised for observation and research
viva- alive, lively, animated
rium- noun

vivisection

painful experiments performed on a living animal for scientific research
viv- alive, lively, animated
sect- to cut

vociferous

loud, vocal, and noisy
voci- call
fer- carry

volition

act of making a conscious choice
voli- wish, choice

benevolent

characterized by doing good
bene- good
vol- will

malevolent

showing ill will, wishing harm to others
male- ill
vol- will

volitive

relating to the will, expressing a wish
vol- wish, choice

devolve

pass on or transfer to another
de- down
volve- to roll, turn

volution

a turn or twist around a center
volu- roll, turn

volvulus

abnormal twisting of the intestine
volv- roll, turn

voracious

having an insatiable appetite, ravenous
vorac- devour, greedy

voracity

condition of being eager to consume great amounts of food
vorac- devour, greedy

xenophobe

person who is afraid of strangers or foreigners
xeno- stranger, foreigner

xenophile

one who is attracted to foreigners
xeno- stranger, foreigner

xenobiotic

foreign to living organism
xeno- stranger, foreigner

xenocryst

foreign crystal in an igneous rock
xeno- stranger, foreigner

xenogenesis

production of child that are very different from either parent

zoolatry

animal worship
zoo- animal

zoogenic

produced by animal
zoo- animal

zoonosis

animal disease that can be transmitted to human beings
zoo- animal

zoophilia

affected for animals
zoo- animal

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