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Ubiquitous
Being everywhere at the samet ime
Unconscionable
Not controlled by conscience; unscrupulous
Unctuous
Oily, both literally and figuratively; insincere
Uniform
Consistent; unchaning, the same for everyone
Unremitting
Not stopping or yielding; tireless
Unwitting
Unintentional or accidental; not knowing or aware
Urbane
Poised, sophisticated, or refined in manner
Usurp
To seiz wrongfully
Utilitarian
Stressing usefulness or utility above all other qualities; pramatic
Utilize
To make practical use of something, especially something not normally used for a particular purpose
Utopia
An ideal society
Vacillate
To be indecisive; to waver
Valid
Having a sound foundation in truth; legally acceptable; effective
Vapid
Without liveliness; dull; spiritless
Vehement
Intense, forceful, or violent
Venal
Capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt
Venearate
To respect deeply; to treat as something holy, especially because of great age
Veracity
Truthfulness
Verbose
Using too many words; not succinct; circumlocutory
Verify
To prove something to be true; to confirm; to check wheter a claim is true
Versimilitude
Similarity to reality; the appearance of truth; looking like the real thing
Vernacular
Everyday speeh; slang; idiom
Vestige
A remaining bit of something; a last trace
Vex
To annoy, bother, or distress, to confuse
Viable
Capable of living; capable of being put into effect or realized
Vicarious
Experienced, performed, or suffered through someone else's experience
Vicissitude
A natural change or variation; the ups and downs of fortune
Vilify
To say bad things aobut someone; to defame
Vindicate
To clear from all blame or suspicion; to justify
Vindictive
Seeking revenge
Virtuoso
A masterful musician; a masterful practitioner in some other field
Virulent
Highly poinsonous; infectious or malignant; full of bitterness or hate
Visionary
A dreamer; someone with impractical goals or ideas about the future
Vitiate
To spoil, impair, or make faulty; to debase or corrupt
Vitriolic
Caustice or burning; full of bitterness
Vocation
An occupation; a job
Vociferous
Loud or noisy
Volatile
Quick to evaporate; highly unstable; explosive
Volition
Will; cconscious choice
Voluntary
Done freely or willingly, without compulsion; done freely, without financial reward