Fill in the Blank
What's the Word?
-a thing or a quality that appears true or real
Verisimilitude, Verity, Veracity, and Truth
All of these words refer to the quality of being in accord with fact or reality.
Truth is the most general term and implies accuracy and honesty.
Veracity is adherence to the truth.
Verity often applies to an enduring or repeatedly demonstrated truth.
Verisimilitude is the quality of having the appearance of truth or reality.
-veritas (L.) "truth"
-similis (L.) "of the same kind"
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
a) The goal of witnesses' statements are to demonstrate verisimilitude in front of the court.
b) Many newspapers and magazines lack verisimilitude in their articles even though the stories sometimes seem very believable.
c) When the musician performs concerts and lip-syncs, she has to verisimilitude live singing.
d) An honest salesperson presents the customers with verisimilitude and tells them the truth about the products they wish to purchase.