ubiquitous - present everywhere at the same time: Our new supervisor, who dearly wants to be ubiquitous, drives himself, and us, crazy as he continuously rushes from one station to another. Also: ubiquitousness, ubiquity (omnipresence). [ubique - everywhere]
ulterior - 1) beyond what is evident or openly stated; 2) lying beyond; more distant: The swimming pool will go right over there, and the tennis courts will be built in an undetermined ulterior location. 3) subsequent.
ultimate - 1) beyond which it is impossible to go; 2) the
greatest or highest possible: Some scientists now think that it may
be possible to generate speeds faster than 186,282 miles per second (the
speed of light), which according to Einstein is the ultimate velocity.
3) last possible; final. Also: antepenult (the third last
syllable of a word), antepenultimate (third from the last), penult
(the second last syllable of a word), penultimate (next to
last). [paene - almost; ante (adv.; prep. w/ acc.) -
somber - dark, gloomy: Graduation from high school, by and large a joyous occasion, has a somber side as well: many graduates will seldom, if ever, see each other again. Also: somberness. [sub (prep. w/ acc. and abl.) - under; umbraculum, umbraculi, n. - a shady place; umbratilis, umbratile - in the shade; retired; umbrifer, umbrifera, umbriferum - casting shade; umbro, umbrare, umbravi, umbratus - to cover, shade; umbrosus, umbrosa, umbrosum - shady]
inundate - to flood: In the summer of 1993 the waters of
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers rose to record heights,
inundating some 13 million acres of land in nine states. Also: inundation,
inundator, inundatory. [inundo, inundare, inundavi, inundatus
- to overflow, inundate; inundatio, inundationis, f. - flood]
unguent - an ointment of salve for wounds, sores, and burns: She applied an unguent derived from aloe vera on the minor burns of her child. [unguo, unguere, unxi, unctus - to besmear, anoint; unguen, unguinis, n. - ointment; unguentarius, unguentari, m. - a dealer in ointments]
unique - one of a kind; having no like or equal: Logically, the expressions "more unique" and "most unique" are wrong. Also: uniqueness. [unicus, unica, unicum - sole, only]
urban - having to do with cities or towns: The federal
government has been criticized for providing too little support for
urban renewal. Also: interurban (carried on between different
cities), urbanism (the way of life of city-dwellers), urbanist
(one who plans cities), urbanistic (pertaining to urbanism), urbanite
(city dweller), urbanization, urbanize (to make urban), urbanization.
[urbanus, urbana, urbanum - urban]
peruse - 1) to read carefully; to examine: I must decline
to answer until I have had a chance to peruse the relevant literature.
2) (now) to read hastily and in a leisurely manner. Also: perusable,
perusal, peruser. [per (prep. w/ acc.) - through; utor,
uti, usus sum - to use]
utilitarian - 1) having to do with utility (usefulness); 2) stressing, aiming at, or designed for usefulness rather than for other considerations such as beauty: Both engineers and architects design things, but with different ends in mind: the engineer's eye is focused on utility, whereas the architect seeks a balance between the utilitarian and the aesthetic. Also: utilitarianism (the belief that the worth of a thing is determined solely by its usefulness). [utilitas, utilitatis, f. - usefulness]
uxorial - of, pertaining to, or befitting a wife: Now and
then he would try to convince her that ironing his cotton shirts was one
of her uxorial duties, but always to no avail. Also: uxorious
(excessively fond of or foolishly submissive towards one's wife), uxoriousness.
[uxorius, uxoria, uxorium - of a wife; (too) devoted to one’s
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