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Word List 48 Ulterior - Vehement

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Ulterior   adj. situated beyond; unstated and often questionable  
Ultimate   adj. final; not susceptible to further analysis  
Ultimatum   n. last demand; warning  
Umbrage   n. resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult  
Unaccountable   adj. inexplicable; unreasonable or mysterious  
Unanimity   n. complete agreement  
Unassailable   adj. not subject to question; not open to attack  
Unassuaged   adj. unsatisfied; not soothed  
Unassuming   adj. modest  
Unbridled   adj. violent  
Uncanny   adj. strange; mysterious  
Unconscionable   adj. unscrupulous; excessive  
Uncouth   adj. outlandish; clumsy; boorish  
Unction   n. the act of anointing with oil  
Unctuous   adj. oily; bland; insincerely suave  
Underlying   adj. fundamental; lying below  
Undermine   v. weaken; sap  
Underscore   v. emphasize  
Undulating   adj. moving with a wavelike motion  
Unearth   v. dig up  
Unearthly   adj. not earthly; weird  
Unequivocal   adj. plain; obvious  
Unerringly   adv. infallibly  
Unexceptionable   adj. not offering any basis for criticism; entirely acceptable  
Unfaltering   adj. steadfast  
Unfeigned   adj. genuine; real  
Unfettered   adj. liberated; freed from chains  
Unfledged   adj. immature  
Unfrock   v. to strip a priest or minister of church authority  
Ungainly   adj. awkward; clumsy; unwieldy  
Unguent   n. ointment  
Uniformity   n. sameness; monotony  
Unilateral   adj. one-sided  
Unimpeachable   adj. blameless and exemplary  
Uninhibited   adj. unrepressed  
Unintimidating   adj. unfrightening  
Unique   adj. without an equal; single in kind  
Unison   n. unity of pitch; complete accord  
Universal   adj. characterizing or affecting all; present everywhere  
Unkempt   adj. disheveled; uncared for in appearance  
Unmitigated   adj. unrelieved or immoderate; absolute  
Unobtrusive   adj. inconspicuous; not blatant  
Unpalatable   adj. distasteful; disagreeable  
Unprecedented   adj. novel; unparalleled  
Unprepossessing   adj. unattractive  
Unravel   v. disentangle; solve  
Unrequited   adj. not reciprocated  
Unruly   adj. disobedient; lawless  
Unsavory   adj. distasteful; morally offensive  
Unscathed   adj. unharmed  
Unseemly   adj. unbecoming; indecent; in poor taste  
Unsightly   adj. ugly  
Unsullied   adj. untarnished  
Untenable   adj. indefensible; not able to be maintained  
Untoward   adj. unfortunate or unlucky; adverse; unexpected  
Untrammeled   adj. without limits or restrictions; unrestrained  
Unwarranted   adj. unjustified; groundless; undeserved  
Unwieldy   adj. awkward; cumbersome; unmanageable  
Unwitting   adj. unintentional; not knowing  
Unwonted   adj. unaccustomed  
Upbraid   v. severely scold; reprimand  
Uproarious   adj. marked by commotion; extremely funny; very noisy  
Upshot   n. outcome  
Urbane   adj. suave; refined; elegant  
Urchin   n. mischievous child (usually a boy)  
Ursine   adj. bearlike; pertaining to a bear  
Usurp   v. seize another’s power or rank  
Usury   n. lending money at illegal rates of interest  
Utopia   n. ideal place, state, or society  
Uxorious   adj. excessively devoted to one’s wife  
Vacillate   v. waver; fluctuate  
Vacuous   adj. empty; lacking in ideas; stupid  
Vagabond   n. wanderer; tramp  
Vagary   n. caprice; whim  
Vagrant   adj. stray; random  
Vagrant   n. homeless wanderer  
Vainglorious   adj. boastful; excessively conceited  
Valedictory   adj. pertaining to farewell  
Valid   adj. logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable  
Validate   v. confirm; ratify  
Valor   n. bravery  
Vampire   n. ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living  
Vanguard   n. forerunners; advance forces  
Vantage   n. position giving an advantage  
Vapid   adj. dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless  
Vaporize   v. turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)  
Variegated   adj. many-colored  
Vassal   n. in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord  
Vaunted   adj. boasted; bragged; highly publicized  
Veer   v. change in direction  
Vegetate   v. live in a monotonous way  
Vehement   adj. forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor  


   





 
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