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uberous
adj. - fruitful
 
ubiety
n. - state of being in a place; 'thereness'; position.
 
ubiquity
n. - state of being everywhere. ubiquitous, adj.
 
udometer
n. - rain gauge. udograph, n. recording udometer. udometric, adj. udometry, n.
 
uhlan
n. - kind of lancer.
 
ukase
n. - decree; proclamation.
 
uliginose, uliginous
adj. - marshy; muddy.
 
ulitis
n. - inflammation of gums.
 
ullage
n. - lack; deficiency; amount by which a quantity, especially of liquor, is short of full measure; dregs. ullaged, adj. not full measure.
 
uloid
adj. - like a scar.
 
ulotrichous
adj. - having wooly or crisply curling hair
 
ultimogeniture
n. - inheritance by the youngest son.
 
ultracrepidarian
adj. - venturing beyond one's province; presuming. ultracrepidate, v.i.
 
ultrafidian
adj. - going beyond faith.
 
ultramarine
adj. - beyond the sea; n. & a. (of) greenish- blue color or pigment.
 
ultramontane
adj. - beyond (i.e. south of) the Alps; supporting the supremacy of the Pope; n. such person. ultramontanism, n.
 
ultramundane
adj. - beyond the world; spiritual.
 
ultrasonic
adj. - denoting air-waves or vibrations with frequencies higher than those audible to the human ear, i.e. more than about 20,000 cycles per second. ultrasonics, n. study and use of such waves.
 
ultroneous
adj. - spontaneous, voluntary.
 
ululate
v. - to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly
 
umbel
n. - umbrella-like inflorescence with stalks of equal length springing from one point, as in carrot. umbellar, umbellate, umbelliferous, adj. having flowers in this shape. umbellifer, n. plant having umbel, or belonging to carrot family.
 
umbo
n. - (pl. -ones) boss of shield; any rounded projection. umbonal, umbonic, adj. umbonate, adj. having umbo.
 
umiak
n. - large, open Eskimo boat.
 
unasinous
adj. - being equally stupid.
 
uncate
adj. - hooked.
 
uncial
adj.,n. - (letter or manuscript) written in large rounded script of before 10th century AD; majuscule; capital.
 
unciform
adj. - hook-like. uncinate, adj. hooked.
 
unco
adj. - strange; foreign; extraordinary. unco guid, strictly moral.
 
undecagon
n. - eleven-sided plane figure.
 
undecennial
adj. - happening every, or lasting, eleven years.
 
undecimal
adj. - in eleven parts.
 
underfong
n. - to determine or resolve
 
undine
n. - water spirit.
 
ungual
adj. - pertaining to or like nail, hoof or talon.
 
unguiculate
adj. - having claws or nails.
 
unguinous
adj. - oily; fatty.
 
ungulate
n. - hoofed (mammal). unguligrade, adj. walking on hoofs.
 
unicameral
adj. - having one legislative chamber.
 
unicity
n. one-ness; state of being unique.
 
unidextral
adj. using one hand more deftly than other.
 
unifilar
adj. having or using one thread or wire.
 
unifoliate
adj. with one leaf only.
 
unigenesis
n. non-sexual reproduction.
 
unigenital
adj. only- begotten. unigenous, adj. of same kind.
 
unilingual
adj. in one language only.
 
uniliteral
adj. having one letter only.
 
uninominal
adj. pertaining to or consisting of one name only.
 
unipara
n. woman having had one childbirth only.
 
uniparous
adj. producing only one at a birth.
 
uniped
n. & a. one-legged or one-footed (person).
 
unipotent
adj. powerful in one direction only.
 
unireme
n. & a. (galley) with one bank of oars.
 
unisonous
adj. in unison; agreeing.
 
unitarian
n. & a. (person) denying doctrine of Trinity.
 
univalent
adj. single; having valency of one.
 
univocal
adj. unmistakable; pertaining to things of same kind.
 
univoltine
adj. single-brooded.
 
univorous
adj. applied to parasites living on one host only.
 
uraemia
n. - accumulation in the blood of urinary products normally excreted.
 
uraeus
n. - representation of the sacred asp as emblem of supreme power, especially on headdress of Egyptian rulers.
 
uranism
n. - homosexuality in males. uranist, n.
 
uranography
n. - description or mapping of heaven(s).
 
uranolatry
n. worship of heavenly bodies.
 
uranology
n. treatise on or study of heavens.
 
uranometry
n. chart or measurement of heavenly bodies.
 
uranoscopy
n. star-watching.
 
urbacity
n. - excessive civic pride.
 
urbarial
adj. - founded on landed property register. urbicolous, adj. city-dwelling.
 
urceus
n. - single-handed jug; urn. urceolate, adj. Botany, shaped like a pitcher.
 
ure
n. - custom; use.
 
uredinous
adj. - pertaining or belonging to rusts (fungus); Medicine, pertaining to or like uredo. uredinoid, adj. like rusts. uredinology, n. study of rusts.
 
uredo
n. - burning feeling of skin.
 
urgrund
n. - basis; primary principle, cause or factor.
 
uric
adj. - pertaining to or contained in urine. uridrosis, n. excretion of perspiration containing urinary products.
 
uropygium
n. - rear part of bird's body from which tail feathers grow. uropygial, adj. uropygial gland, gland at base of tail feathers secreting fluid used in preening.
 
ursine
adj. - pertaining to or like a bear. ursiform, adj. bear-shaped. ursoid, adj. like a bear.
 
urticaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like nettles; belonging to nettle family of plants. urticant, n. & a. stinging (substance). urticaria, n. nettle-rash. urticate, v. sting; cause wheals; flog. urticose, adj. full of nettles.
 
usance
n. - Commerce, time allowed for payment of a bill of exchange; interest on loan.
 
user
n. - Law, continued use; right to use.
 
usine
n. - factory.
 
usitative
adj. - signifying usual act.
 
usquebaugh
n. - whiskey; kind of Irish cordial.
 
ustulate
v. - give burned appearance to; a. scorched. ustulation, n. roasting; lust.
 
usufruct
n. - right to enjoy property. usufructuary, n. & a.
 
uti possidetis
n. - principle of international law allowing a belligerent to claim the territory it occupies at the end of a war.
 
utraquist
n. - person speaking two or both languages, or believing that both kinds of Sacrament should be administered.
 
utricle
n. - small cavity or sac. utricular, utriculate, adj. utriculitis, n. inflammation of inner ear.
 
utriform
adj. - like a leather bottle.
 
uvula
n. - (pl. -lae ) fleshy outgrowth at back of soft palate. uvulitis, n. inflammation of uvula. uvular, adj.
 
uxorial
adj. - wifely. uxoricide n. killing or killer of own wife. uxorious, adj. loving wife to excess; submissive to wife.
 
uxorious
n. - submissive to one's wife
 

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