5LGr y psilon, lit., simple u (to distinguish from oi, of the same sound in LGr)6
1 name of the twentieth letter of the Greek alphabet ((, ")
>2 any of a group of short-lived elementary particles having a mass about ten times greater than that of a proton
toward or at the rear of a stage
1 of or having to do with the rear of a stage
2 haughtily or disdainfully aloof
1 to draw the attention of the audience away from (a fellow actor) and to oneself by moving upstage so that the other actor must face away from the audience
2 to draw attention to oneself at the expense of (another) as by treating disdainfully
5< Gr ouranos, heaven, URANUS + 3LOGY6 old term for ASTRONOMY
5ModL urceolatus < L urceolus, dim. of urceus, vase6 shaped like a vase or urn
urceus. n. single-handed jug; urn.
urgrund - This is a German word. “Grund = base, bottom, cause” Ur = ancient, original
Definition of: Urostyle, Urostyle (n.) A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians. ...
urushiye, a Japanese color print.
usurer, usurpation, utile = useful , utilize
5ModL: see UVEA & 3ITIS6inflammation of the uvea
5ML < L uva, grape: see UVULA6 the iris, ciliary body, and choroid, together forming the entire pigmented, vascular layer of the eye
1 of or having to do with the uvula
2 Phonet. articulated with a vibration of the uvula, or with the back of the tongue near or in contact with the uvula, as, in some French or German dialects, the sound represented by r
Phonet. a uvular sound
uxoricide = wife murderer
3lat#ed, 3lat#ing 5< L vacillatus, pp. of vacillare, to sway to and fro, waver < IE *wek3, to be bent, prob. < base *wa3, to bend apart, turn > L varus, bent, diverse6
1 to sway to and fro; waver; totter; stagger
2 to fluctuate or oscillate
3 to waver in mind; show indecision
vac4il[la[to#ry 73l! tCr#c8
vagabonds, vagal – referring to the vagus nerve, an importan cranial nerve, serving several abdominal structures
vagile - motile, descrbing microscopic animals that can move
vague, vagueness, valedictorian,
5LL valentia, worth, capacity < L, vigor < valens, prp. of valere, to be strong: see VALUE6 Chem.
1 the capacity of an element or radical to combine with another to form molecules, as measured by the number of hydrogen or chlorine atoms which one radical or one atom of the element will combine with or replace (e.g.: oxygen has a valence of two, i.e., one atom of oxygen combines with two hydrogen atoms to form the water molecule, H2O)
2 any of the units of valence which a particular element may have Also va4len[cy, pl. 3cies
vallate – like a valley
vallecula, a little valley, a groove
valvulotomy - surgery, operation on a valve
3moosed$, 3moos4ing 5< Sp vamos, let us go < L vadamus, 1st pers. pl., pres. subj. of vadere, to go: see WADE6 [Old Slang] to leave quickly; go away (from) hurriedly Also va[mose$ 73mbs$8, 3mosed$, 3mos4ing
The vamplate or funnel shaped hand guard was added to the lance in the 14th century.
table margarine. vanaspati (vegetable ghee). vegetable ghee. Fats & oils. Application. Vanaspati (vegetable ghee).
vanillin – synthetic vanilla
5L vapidus, stale, insipid, akin to vappa, stale wine: for IE base see VAPOR6
1 tasteless; flavorless; flat
2 uninteresting; lifeless; dull; boring !vapid talk"
vaporous, vaquero, varicella = chickenpox, varices =dilated veins, e.g. hemorrhoids