Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Word of the day: veridical

The word of the day is veridical:
  1. truthful; veracious.
  2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.

"Invoking the relevant science, he shows that torture undermines the very neurocognitive mechanisms requisite for recalling veridical information from memory."

 - Richard J. McNally, "Cruel and unuseful punishment: Psycological studies call into question the efficacy of enhanced interrogation techniques", Science 350:284 (16 October 2015) (

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