Word of the Day: Veridical

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

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