Saturday, April 25, 2015
A to Z Challenge: V
Now on to today's actual post.
Definition: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
Sentence: But the old Napoleon was no more; vacillating almost as if in partial catalepsy, murmuring empty phrases in quick, indistinct utterance, he refused to decide.
— William Milligan Sloane
Definition: devoid of intelligence.
Sentence: Why had his brain and senses lain fallow all these months, a vacuous vegetation, an empty consciousness?
— Gilbert Parker
Definition: unwillingness to tell lies.
Sentence: Professionally speaking, lawyers have been called legal liars, but compared to stock manipulators they are walking examples of truth and veracity.
— Charles Clark Munn
Definition: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
Sentence: It has every appearance of verisimilitude: you truly believe this woman exists and has been filmed at all these various stages of her life.
— The Guardian (Apr 26, 2010)
Definition: a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something.
Sentence: Charles Macy.—An orphan at thirteen years of age, Mr. Macy's early life was full of changes, adventures and vicissitudes.
— William Henry Carman Folsom