Found 22 articles starting with U:

ubiquitous - vocabulary

adjectiveBeing present everywhere, omnipresent. Hardly a section of the country, urban or rural, has escaped the ubiquitous presence of ragged, ill and hallucinating human beings, wand...

ukulele - correct spelling

nounNot ukelele.Example: The little girl plucked her ukulele as she walked in the rain....

umbrage - vocabulary

nounA sense of injury, annoyance, offense, injury; vague feel of doubt or suspicion; leaves affording shade, shade, or shadows cast by trees. Mr. Jack Maldon shook hands with me; but not very warmly, I beli...

unanimous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The vote was unanimous....

unconscionable, unconscious

To be unconscionable means "not guided by conscience" or "not in accordance with what is just or reasonable" or "unscrupulous."To be unconscious means to be "unaware" or "unable to think."...

unctuous - vocabulary

adjectiveCharacterized by excessive moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth or smug; characteristic of an unguent or oil, oily, greasy; abundant in organic material, as in unctuous ...

undoubtedly - correct spelling

adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

unexceptionable, unexceptional

To be exceptional means to be “superior” or “uncommon.”Exceptionable means “objectionable” or “open to debate.” The prefix “un” creates the opposites of both terms.Unexce...

unforgettable - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: “Unforgettable, that’s what you are Unforgettable, though near or far.” —Irving Gord...

uninterested, disinterested

See disinterested, uninterested....

unique - correct spelling

adjectiveIn the Parts of Speech section, Grammar.com discusses the proper use of unique. Click here for that discussion....

unique - vocabulary

adjectiveBeing the only one of its kind.Note: Be careful and refrain from using adverbs to modify unique, such as very unique, the most unique, extremely unique...

unnecessary - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: She bought too many unnecessary appliances....

until - correct spelling

subordinating conjunction and prepositionExample: He waited until the guests had left. ...

upbraid - vocabulary

verbTo reproach, to find fault, to criticize harshly. I have never worked for fame or praise, and shall not feel their loss as I otherwise would. I have never for a moment lost sight of the humble life I wa...

usable - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He fixed the computer and made it usable once again....

usage - correct spelling

nounExample: The dictionary shows the proper usage of a word....

useful - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He was a useful addition to the team....

usual - correct spelling

adjective and nounExample: He deviated from his usual route. adjectiveExample: He...

usually - correct spelling

adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

utilitarianism - vocabulary

nounThe ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful for the greatest number of people. A system of ethics according to which the rightness or wrongness of an action should be judged by i...

utilization - correct spelling

nounExample: His utilization of computer equipment increased his productivity....

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