Yup, that’s right folks. Veridical. That isn’t a misspelling, despite how angrily my auto-correct is trying to fix it. Personally, I think it falls under the category of “Words Not to Use” because it will very easily throw a reader out of a sentence if they’re any good at spelling.
The origins of the words are, of course, Latin: verus (true) and dicere (to say.) I would truthfully say this word should be used with caution in any non-scientific work.
“The second witness seemed veridical and forthcoming with his retelling of events.”
Veridical – adjective
1) truthful, veracious
2) not illusory : genuine
~ per Merriam-Webster