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Apr 28, 2016
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
truculent
unctuous
irresolute
veracious
doughty

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veracious

PRONUNCIATION:
(vuh-RAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Truthful; honest; accurate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin verus (true). Earliest documented use: 1677.

USAGE:
“Olivia had instinctively perceived that the girl was neither exaggerating nor embellishing, and she knew she had listened to a veracious witness.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford; A Woman of Substance; Doubleday; 1979.

See more usage examples of veracious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story. -Terry Pratchett, novelist (28 Apr 1948-2015)

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