This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
UDGE. - Judge, drudge, grudge, trudge, adjudge, prejudge.
UE, see EW.
UFF. - Bun", cuff, bluff, huff, gruff, luff, puff, snuff, stuff, ruff, rebuff, counterbuff, etc. Perfect rhymes, rough, tough, enough, slough (cast skin), chough, etc. Allowable rhymes, loaf, oaf, etc.
UFT.-Tuft. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in uff, as cuffed, stuffed.
UG. - Lug, bug, dug, drug, hug, rug, slug, snug, mug, shrug, pug. .Al-lowable rhymes, vogue, rogue, etc.
UICE, see USE. UISE, see ISE and USE. UIE, see IE.
UL and ULL.-Cull, dull, gull, hull, lull, mull, null, trull, skull, annul, disannul. Allowable rhymes, fool, tool, etc., wool, bull, pull, full, bountiful, fanciful, sorrowful, dutiful, merciful, wonderful, worshipful, and every word ending in ful, having the accent on the antepenultimate syllable.
ULGE.-Bulge, indulge, divulge, etc.
ULK. - Bulk, hulk, skulk.
ULSE. - Pulse, repulse, impulse, expulse, convulse.
ULT. - Result, adult, exult, consult, indult, occult, insult, difficult. Al lowable rhymes, colt, bolt, etc.
UM. - Crum, drum, grum, gum, hum, mum, scum, plum, stum, sum, swum, thrum. Perfect rhymes, thumb, dumb, succumb, come, become, overcome burthensome, cumbersome, frolicsome, humorsome, quarrelsome, troublesome, martyrdom, Christendom. Allowable rhymes, fume, plume, rheum, and room, doom, tomb, hecatomb.
UME. - Fume, plume, assume, consume, perfume, resume, presume, deplume.
UMP.-Bump, pump, jump, lump, plump, trump, stump, rump, thump.
UN. - Dun, gun, nun, pun, run, sun, shun, tun, stun, spun, begun. Perfect rhymes, son, won, ton, done, one, none, undone. Allowable rhymes, on, gone, etc., tune, prune, etc. .See ON.
UNCE. - Dunce, once, etc. Allowable, rhyme, sconce.
UNCH. - Bunch, punch, hunch, lunch, munch.
UND. - Fund, refund. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in un, as shunned, etc.
UNE. - June, rune, untune, jejune, prune, importune, etc. Nearly perfect rhymes, moon, soon, etc. Allwoable rhymes, bun, dun, etc.
UNG. - Clung, dung, flung, hung, rung, strung, sung, sprung, slung, stung, swung, unsung. Perfect rhymes, young, tongue, among. Allowable rhymes, song, long, etc.
UNGE. - Plunge, spunge, expunge, etc.
UNK. - Drunk, sunk, shrunk, stunk, spunk, punk, trunk, slunk. Perfect rhyme, monk.
UNT.-Brunt, blunt, hunt, runt, grunt. Perfect rhyme, wont (to be ac customed).
UP. - Cup, sup, up. Allowable rhymes, cope, scope, and dupe, group,
UPT. - Abrupt, corrupt, interrupt. Perfect rhymes, the participles of verbs in up, as supped, etc.
UK. Blur, cur, bur, fur. slur. spur, concur, demur, incur. Perfect rhymes, sir, stir. Nearly perfect rhymes, fir, etc. Allowable rhymes, pore, oar, etc.
URB. - Curb, disturb. Nearly perfect rhymes, verb, herb, etc. Allowable rhyme, orb.
URCH. - Church, lurch, birch. Nearly perfect rhymes, perch, search. Allowable rhyme, porch.
URD. - Curd, absurd. Perfect rhymes, bird, word, and the preterits and participles of verbs inur, as spurred. Allowable rhymes, board, ford, cord, lord, etc. and the preterits and participles of verbs in ore, oar and or, as goared, oared, abhorred, etc., also the preterits and participles of verbs in ure, as cured, immured, etc. See ORD.
URE. - Cure, pure, dure, lure, sure, adjure, allure, assure, demure, conjure, endure, manure, enure, insure, immature, immure, mature, obscure, procure, secure, calenture, coverture, epicure, investiture, forfeiture, furniture, miniature, overture, portraiture, primogeniture, temperature. Allowable rhymes, poor, moor, power, sour, etc., cur, bur, etc.
URF. - Turf, scurf, etc.
URGE. - Purge, urge, surge, scourge. Perfect rhymes, verge, diverge, etc. Allowable rhymes, gorge, George, etc., forge, etc.
URK.-Lurk, Turk. Perfect rhyme, work. Nearly perfect rhymes, irk, jerk. perk.
URL, see IRC - Churl, curl, furl, hurl, purl, uncurl, unfurl. Nearly perfect rhymes, girl, twirl, etc., pearl, etc.
URN. - Burn, churn, spurn, turn, urn, return, overturn. Perfect rhymes, sojourn, adjourn, rejourn.
URSE. - Nurse, curse, purse, accurse, disburse, imburse, reimburse. Perfect rhyme, worse. Allowable rhymes, coarse, corse, force, verse, disperse, horse, etc.
URST. - Burst, curst, accurst, etc. Perfect rhymes, thirst, worst, first.
URT. - Blurt, hurt, spurt. Perfect rhymes, dirt, shirt, flirt, squirt, etc. Allowable rhymes, port, court, short, snort, etc.
US. - Us, thus, buss, truss, discuss, incubus, overplus, amorous, boisterous, clamorous, credulous, dangerous, degenerous, generous, emulous, fabulous, frivolous, hazardous, idolatrous, infamous, miraculous, mischievous, mountainous, mutinous, necessitous, numerous, ominous, perilous, poisonous, populous, prosperous, ridiculous, riotous, ruinous, scandalous, scrupulous, sedulous, traitorous, treachorous, tyrannous, venomous, villainous, vigorous, adventurous, adulterous, ambiguous, blasphemous, dolorous, fortuitous, sonorous, gluttonous, gratuitous, incredulous, lecherous, libidinous, magnanimous, obstreporous, odoriferous, ponderous, ravenous, rigorous, slanderous, solicitous, timorous, valorous, unanimous, calamitous. Allowable rhymes, the nouns use, abuse, diffuse, excuse, the verb to loose, and the nouns, goose, deuce, juice, truce, etc., close, dose, house, mouse, etc.
USE, with the S pure. - The nowns use, disuse, abuse, deuce, truce. Perfect rhymes, the verb to loose, the nouns goose, noose, moose. Allowable rhymes, us, thus, buss, etc.
USE (sounded) UZE. - Muse, the verbs to use, abuse, amuse, diffuse, excuse, infuse, misuse, peruse, refuse, suffuse, transfuse, accuse. Perfect rhymes, bruise, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular of verbs in ew and ue. as dews, imbues, etc. Allowable rhymes, buzz, does, etc.
USH. - Blush, brush, crush, gush, flush, rush, hush. Allowable rhymes, bush, push.
USK. - Busk, tusk, dusk, husk, musk.
UST. - Bust, crust, dust, just, must, lust, rust, thrust, trust, adjust, adust, disgust, distrust, intrust, mistrust, unjust, robust. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in uss, as trussed, discussed, etc.
UT. - But, butt, cut, hut, gut, glut, jut, nut. shut, strut, englut, rut, scut, slut, smut, abut. Perfect rhyme, soot. Allowable rhymes, boot, etc., dispute, etc., boat, etc.
UTCH. - Hutch, crutch, Dutch. Perfect rhymes, much, such, touch,
UTE. - Brute, lute, flute, mute, acute, compute, confute, dispute, dilute, depute, impute, minute, pollute, refute, repute, salute, absolute attribute, constitute, destitute, dissolute, exeoute, institute, irresolute, persecute, prosecute, prostitute, resolute, substitute. Perfect rhymes, fruit, recruit. etc. Allowable rhymes, boot, etc., boat, etc., note, etc., hut, etc.
TJX,-Flux, reflux, etc. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons of verbs in uck, as ducks, trucks, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons of verbs in ook, uke, oak, etc., as cooks, pukes, oaks, etc.
Y, see IE.
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