veri & ver

ROOT-WORDS are VER & VERI which come from the Latin verus which means TRUE & GENUINE. To complete the meaning of VERism (No. 14), the VERist (No. 15) who believes in VERism calls it realism & impressionism. Ugliness does exist in life and so do vulgarity and other evils. Therefore they belong in the picture, the true picture of life. In one of Frank Stockton’s stories he has a character who is called the Very Imp (See No. 19). Not once in the story is he called Imp. Always Very Imp.

1. Veracious : VER acious (ve ray’ shus) adj.

Truthful; accurate

2. Veracity : VER acity (ve ras’ it ee) n.

Truth; accuracy

3. Verdict : VER dict (ver’ dikt) n.

The opinion of the jury in a court of law

4. Verify : VER ify (ver i fie) v.

To prove to be true; confirm

5. Verificate : VERI ficate (ver’ i fi kate) v.

To confirm; to verify

6. Verifiable : VERI fiable (ver i fie’ a b’l) adj.

Can be verified

7. Verily : VERI ly (ver’ i lee) adv.

It is truly the truth; certainly

8. Verification : VERI fication (ver i fi kay’ shun) n.

Proof; the act of proving to be true

9. Verisimilar : VERI similar (ver i sim’ i lar) adj.

Having the appearance of truth

10. Verisimilitude : VERI similitude (ver i si mil’ i tude) n.

The likeness of truth; probability

11. Veridical : VERI dical (ve rid’ i k’l) adj.

Truthful; veracious; as, a veridical statement

12. Veridity : VERI dity (ve rid’ i ti) n.

Genuineness; truth

13. Veridicality : VERI dicality (ve rid i kal’ i ti) n.

Quality of being veridical

14. Verism : VERI sm (ver’ iz um) n.

The doctrine that the ordinary is preferable to the heroic in artistic terms

15. Verist : VERI st (ver’ ist) n.

One who believes in verism

16. Veritable : VERI table (ver’ it a b’l) adj.


17. Veritability : VERI tability (ver i ta bil’ i ti) n.

The quality of truthfulness

18. Veritas : VERI tas (ver’ i tas) n.

Latin word for truth

19. Very : VER y (ver’ ee) adj.

Exact and absolute; as, real and very justice

20. Verifier : VERI fier (ver’ i fie er) n.

One who verifies the truth

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