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~ U/V ~

V, Has two powers, expressed in modern English by two characters, V consonant and U vowel, which ought to be considered as two letters; but as they were long confounded while the two uses were annexed to one form, the old custom still continues to be followed.

U, the vowel, has two sounds; one clear, expressed at other times by eu, as obtuse; the other close, and approaching to the Italian u, or English oo, as obtund.

V, the consonant, has a sound nearly approaching to those of b and f. With b it is by the Spaniards and Gascons always confounded, and in the Runick alphabet is expressed by the same character with f, distinguished only by a diacritical point. Its sound in English is uniform. It is never mute.

Umber
Umbered
Umbilical
Umbles
Umbo
Umbrage
Un
Unabashed
Unable
Unabolished
Unacceptable
Unacceptableness
Unaccepted
Unaccessibleness
Unaccommodated
Unaccompanied
Unaccomplished
Unaccountable
Unappllicable
Unapprehended
Unapprehensive
Unapproached
Unapproved
Unapt
Unaptly
Unaptness
Unargued
Unarm
Unarmed
Unarraigned
Unarrayed
Unartful
Unartfully
Unartificially
Unasked
Unaspiring
Unassailable
Unassailed
Unassayed
Unbenign
Unbent
Unbeseeming
Unbesought
Unbestowed
Unbetrayed
Unbewailed
Unbuckle
Unbuild
Unpredict
Unpreferred
Unpregnant
Unprejudicate
Unquick
Unquickened
Unrepining
Unrequested
Up (adverb)
Up (preposition)
Utmost (noun)
Utter (adjective)
Utter (verb)
Utterable
 Utterance
Utterer
Utterly
Uttermost (adjective)
Uttermost (noun)
Uveous
Uvula
Uxorious
Uxoriously
Uxoriousness
V
Vacancy
Vacant
Vacate
Vacation
Vaccary
Vacillancy
Vacillation
Vacuation
Vacuist
Vacuity
Vacuous
Vacuum
Vade
Vagabond (adjective)
Vagabond (noun)
Vagary
Vaginopennous
Vagous
Vagrancy
Vagrant (adjective)
Vagrant (noun)
Vague
Vail (noun)
Vail (verb active 1)
Vail (verb active 2)
Vail (verb neuter)
Vain
Vainglorious
Vainglory
Vainly
Vainness
Vaivode
Valance (noun)
Valance (verb)
Vale
Valediction
Valedictory
Valentine
Valerian
Valet
Valetudinarian
Valetudinary
Valiance
Valiant
Valiantly
Valiantness
Valid
Vamp (noun)
Vamp (verb)
Vamper
 Van
Vancourier
Vane
Vanguard
Vection
Vectitation
Veil (noun)
Veil (verb)
Velleity
Vice (noun)
Vicissitude
Vigesimation
Villatick
Villi
Villous
Vimineous
Viol
Virelay
Virility
Virmilion
Virtual
Virtuality
Virtually
Virtuate
Virtue
Virtueless
Virtuoso
Virtuous
Virtuously
Virtuousness
Virulence
Virulency
Virulent
Vitious
Vogue
Voice (noun)
Vouch (noun)
Voucher
Vouchsafe (verb active)
Vouchsafe (verb neuter)
Vouchsafement
Vow (noun)
Vow (verb active)
Vow (verb neuter)
Vowel
Vowfellow
Voyage (noun)
Voyage (verb active)
Voyage (verb neuter)
Voyager
Vulcano
Vulgar (adjective)
Vulgar (noun)
Vulgarity
Vulgarly
Vulnerable
Vulnerary
Vulnerate
Vulpine
Vulterine
Vulture

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