Tom DeLay

In a word: veracity

Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:


English has mined the Latin verus, “true,” to get very, verily, verify, verity, veracious, and veracity (pronounced vuh-RAS-uh-tee). We are plainly preoccupied with discovering or identifying that which is true.

Veracity can mean devotion or dedication to the truth, the ability to perceive or communicate truth, accuracy, or a thing that is itself true.