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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