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