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u
  • n  a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
  • n  a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons
  • n  the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
  • s  (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use
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ugandan
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Uganda
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people
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ugly
  • a  displeasing to the senses
    an ugly face
    ugly furniture
  • s  inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    an ugly frame of mind
  • s  morally reprehensible
    ugly crimes
  • s  provoking horror
    an ugly wound
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ukrainian
  • n  the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Ukraine or its people or culture
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ulcerated
  • v  undergo ulceration
    Her stomach ulcerated
  • v  affect with an ulcer
    Her stomach was ulcerated
  • s  having an ulcer or canker
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ulcerative
  • a  of or relating to or characterized by ulceration
    ulcerative colitis
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ult
  • s  in or of the month preceding the present one
    your letter received on the 29th ult
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ulterior
  • s  lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
    looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell
  • s  beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
    a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion
    without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw
  • s  coming at a subsequent time or stage
    without ulterior argument
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ultimate
  • n  the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    the ultimate in luxury
  • a  furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    the ultimate achievement
    the ultimate question
    man's ultimate destiny
    the ultimate insult
    one's ultimate goal in life
  • s  being the last or concluding element of a series
    the ultimate sonata of that opus
    a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable
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ultra
  • s  (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
    an ultra conservative
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ultra vires
  • a  beyond the legal power or authority of a person or official or body etc
  • r  beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority
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ultraconservative
  • n  an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
  • s  extremely conservative
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ultramarine
  • n  blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
  • n  a vivid blue to purple-blue color
  • s  of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
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ultramicroscopic
  • a  too small to be seen without an ultramicroscope
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ultramodern
  • s  extremely modern
    Dadism and ultramodern art
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