VCR 6

Rachel Fellman

Fill in the blank.

Scientists now accept as a __________ that all organisms were created through evolution.
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Verity (n.)

Defenition

1. A thing or a quality that appears true or real.
2. A belief, principle, or statement expressing some basic human truth.

Roots

Latin
veritas: truth

Additional Forms

veritable (adj.)

Synonyms

verisimilitude
truth
accuracy
veracity

Antonyms

falsehood
falseness

Remember

verity: sounds like very
very: very honest = truth
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Encase You Were Wondering...

First 25 pictures that comes up on Google images when "verity" is typed in is an image of this statue named Verity (of course). It is a pregnant woman and is supposed to represent a "modern day allegory for truth and justice." (Ilfracombe, UK)

Choose the sentence in which the bold word is used incorrectly.

  1. As a spy in the war his only job was to confirm the verity of the intercepted messages warning of attacks.
  2. The town is not concerned with the verity of the story, just its intriguing nature, because it attracted most of the tourists.
  3. The verital facts that the scientist collected were able to prove the theory she was working on.
  4. The problem America faced in the '20s was its need for scientific progress contradicting the religious verities of the church.