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


  1. There are some really good words beginning with the letter V. I have to say, vacuous is my favourite of today. What a wonderful way to insult someone, hehe.

  2. Visiting you in these closing days of the #Challenge. Always happy to find another writer. If you have time or energy at this point in April, come and see what I’ve been up to. Love finding good blogs like yours. Thanks.


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