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Section 21: Words Starting with U. ugly u . g . l . y . ugly. ugly means displeasing
to the senses. He's such an ugly guy that no girl in our school wants to go out with
him. ultimate u . l . t . i . m . a . t . e . ultimate.
ultimate means furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme. One's ultimate
goal in life. ultimately u . l . t . i . m . a . t . e . l
. y . ultimately. ultimately means as the end result of a succession or process. Ultimately
he had to give in. umbrella u . m . b . r . e . l . l . a . umbrella.
umbrella means a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy. We give you the umbrella, in case
that's not clear. unable u . n . a . b . l . e . unable. unable
means usually followed by to not having the necessary means or skill or know-how. Unable
to get to town without a car. unacceptable u . n . a . c . c . e . p . t
. a . b . l . e . unacceptable. unacceptable means not adequate to give satisfaction. The
coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable. uncertain u . n . c . e . r . t . a . i . n
. uncertain. uncertain means lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance. Touched the
ornaments with uncertain fingers. uncle u . n . c . l . e . uncle. uncle means
the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt. Once in a while my uncle
took me to the harbor. uncomfortable u . n . c . o . m . f . o . r
. t . a . b . l . e . uncomfortable. uncomfortable means conducive to or feeling mental discomfort.
This kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable.
unconscious u . n . c . o . n . s . c . i . o . u . s . unconscious. unconscious means
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead.
Lay unconscious on the floor. uncontrolled u . n . c . o . n . t . r . o
. l . l . e . d . uncontrolled. uncontrolled means not being under control; out of control.
The greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS.
under u . n . d . e . r . under. under means located below or beneath something else. The
under parts of a machine. underground u . n . d . e . r . g . r . o
. u . n . d . underground. underground means under the level of the ground. These animals
live underground and never come up to the surface.
underneath u . n . d . e . r . n . e . a . t . h . underneath. underneath means on the
lower or downward side; on the underside of. A chest of drawers all scratched underneath.
understand u . n . d . e . r . s . t . a . n . d . understand. understand means know and
comprehend the nature or meaning of. She did not understand her husband.
understanding u . n . d . e . r . s . t . a . n . d . i . n . g . understanding. understanding
means the cognitive condition of someone who understands. He has virtually no understanding
of social cause and effect. underwater u . n . d . e . r . w . a . t . e
. r . underwater. underwater means beneath the surface of the water. A dolphin's hearing
is so acute that it can hear underwater sounds from up to 15 miles away.
underwear u . n . d . e . r . w . e . a . r . underwear. underwear means undergarment
worn next to the skin and under the outer garments. A change of underwear.
undo u . n . d . o . undo. undo means cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect.
I wish I could undo my actions. unemployed u . n . e . m . p . l . o . y . e
. d . unemployed. unemployed means people who are involuntarily out of work (considered
as a group). The long-term unemployed need assistance.
unemployment u . n . e . m . p . l . o . y . m . e . n . t . unemployment. unemployment
means the state of being unemployed or not having a job. The rate of unemployment is
an indicator of the health of an economy. unexpected u . n . e . x . p . e . c . t . e
. d . unexpected. unexpected means not expected or anticipated. My proposal met with unexpected
opposition. unexpectedly u . n . e . x . p . e . c . t
. e . d . l . y . unexpectedly. unexpectedly means in a way that was not expected. Her
brother showed up at the wedding unexpectedly. unfair u . n . f . a . i . r . unfair. unfair
means not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception. It was an unfair trial.
unfortunate u . n . f . o . r . t . u . n . a . t . e . unfortunate. unfortunate means
not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune. An unfortunate
night for all concerned. unfortunately u . n . f . o . r . t . u . n
. a . t . e . l . y . unfortunately. unfortunately means by bad luck. Unfortunately it rained
all day. unfriendly u . n . f . r . i . e . n . d . l
. y . unfriendly. unfriendly means not easy to understand or use. Cold, or a diminution
of heat, carried beyond a certain degree, is unfriendly to all animals.
unhappiness u . n . h . a . p . p . i . n . e . s . s . unhappiness. unhappiness means
emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being. His reaction to the news was unhappiness.
unhappy u . n . h . a . p . p . y . unhappy. unhappy means experiencing or marked by or
causing sadness or sorrow or discontent. After the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence.
uniform u . n . i . f . o . r . m . uniform. uniform means clothing of distinctive design
worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification. Boys' hair must be
cut to uniform length at her son's private school.
unimportant u . n . i . m . p . o . r . t . a . n . t . unimportant. unimportant means
not important. A relatively unimportant feature of the system.
union u . n . i . o . n . union. union means an organization of employees formed to bargain
with the employer. You have to join the union in order to get a job.
unique u . n . i . q . u . e . unique. unique means the single one of its kind.the unique
existing example of Donne's handwriting. unit u . n . i . t . unit. unit means any
division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange. The dollar is
the United States unit of currency. unite u . n . i . t . e . unite. unite means
act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief. If we all unite as a team, I'm
sure we can beat these guys. united u . n . i . t . e . d . united. united
means characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity. Presented a united front.
universal u . n . i . v . e . r . s . a . l . universal. universal means of worldwide
scope or applicability. His experience as translated in his verses, is not individual
but universal, not leading to a blind alley but opening to a wider horizon.
universe u . n . i . v . e . r . s . e . universe. universe means everything that exists anywhere.
They study the evolution of the universe. university u . n . i . v . e . r . s . i . t
. y . university. university means an institution where students study for degrees and where
academic research is done. Our university is now affiliated with a number of post-secondary
institutions overseas. unkind u . n . k . i . n . d . unkind. unkind
means lacking kindness. A thoughtless and unkind remark.
unknown u . n . k . n . o . w . n . unknown. unknown means being or having an unknown or
unnamed source. A poem by an unknown author. unless u . n . l . e . s . s . unless. unless
means except under the circumstances that; except on the condition that. They'll sell
it unless he hears otherwise. unlike u . n . l . i . k . e . unlike. unlike
means marked by dissimilarity. Or twins they are very unlike.
unlikely u . n . l . i . k . e . l . y . unlikely. unlikely means not likely to be true or to
occur or to have occurred. Legislation on the question is highly unlikely.
unload u . n . l . o . a . d . unload. unload means leave or unload, especially of passengers
or cargo. Unload everything from the boat and clean it thoroughly.
unlucky u . n . l . u . c . k . y . unlucky. unlucky means having or bringing misfortune.
Friday the 13th is an unlucky date. unnecessary u . n . n . e . c . e . s . s
. a . r . y . unnecessary. unnecessary means not necessary. Julius Nyerere once observed
that violence is unnecessary and costly. unpleasant u . n . p . l . e . a . s . a . n
. t . unpleasant. unpleasant means disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings. We
had an unpleasant experience there. unreasonable u . n . r . e . a . s . o . n
. a . b . l . e . unreasonable. unreasonable means not reasonable; not showing good judgment.
I think he's being unreasonable. unsteady u . n . s . t . e . a . d . y . unsteady.
unsteady means not firmly or solidly positioned. Climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder.
unsuccessful u . n . s . u . c . c . e . s . s . f . u . l . unsuccessful. unsuccessful
means not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome. The original conviction
for attempted murder was upheld in an unsuccessful appeal
until u . n . t . i . l . until. until means something happens during the period before
that time and stops at that time. I refused to eat until my parents came home.
unusual u . n . u . s . u . a . l . unusual. unusual means not usual or common or ordinary.
A scene of unusual beauty. unusually u . n . u . s . u . a . l . l . y
. unusually. unusually means to a remarkable degree or extent. She was unusually tall.
unwilling u . n . w . i . l . l . i . n . g . unwilling. unwilling means not disposed
or inclined toward. I am unwilling to study now.
up u . p . up. up means spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position. They looked
up to their leader. upon u . p . o . n . upon. upon means another
word for on. He set the tray upon the table. upper u . p . p . e . r . upper. upper means
higher in place or position. In the upper center of the picture.
upset u . p . s . e . t . upset. upset means an unhappy and worried mental state. She didn't
realize the upset she caused me. upside down upside down. upside down means
the highest or uppermost side of anything. My brother hung the picture upside down.
upstairs u . p . s . t . a . i . r . s . upstairs. upstairs means on or of upper floors of a
building. He shut the door and went upstairs. upward u . p . w . a . r . d . upward. upward
means extending or moving toward a higher place. A general upward movement of fish.
urban u . r . b . a . n . urban. urban means relating to or concerned with a city or densely
populated area. Most urban areas are close to a park.
urge u . r . g . e . urge. urge means force or impel in an indicated direction. I urged
him to finish his studies. urgent u . r . g . e . n . t . urgent. urgent
means compelling immediate action. He had urgent business in Japan.
us u . s . us. us means is used to refer both to himself or herself and to one or more other
people. They don't like us much. use u . s . e . use. use means put into service;
make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
He doesn't know how to use a computer. used u . s . e . d . used. used means previously
used or owned by another. He bought a used car.
used to used to. used to means habitually do something (use only in the past tense).
I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall.
used to used to. used to means something was done regularly in the past or was the case
in the past. People used to come and visit him every day.
useful u . s . e . f . u . l . useful. useful means being of use or service. The girl felt
motherly and useful. useless u . s . e . l . e . s . s . useless.
useless means having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully. She is
useless in an emergency. user u . s . e . r . user. user means a person
who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something. Kazaa is an online program
which allows users to swap media files over the Internet.
usual u . s . u . a . l . usual. usual means occurring or encountered or experienced or
observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure. The usual summer
heat. usually u . s . u . a . l . l . y . usually.
usually means under normal conditions. Usually she was late.
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