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articulate

to pronounce clearly

cavort

frolic

credence

acceptance of something as true

decry

to denounce

dissemble

to disguise or conceal

distraught

deeply upset, agitated

eulogy

high praise, tribute

evince

to display clearly

exhume

dig up, uncover

feckless

ineffective, lacking in efficiency

murky

dark, unclear

nefarious

wicked, devoid of morals

piquant

spicy

primordial

original, fundamental

propinquity

proximity, similarity

unwonted

unaccustomed, unusual

utopian

idealistic

verbiage

excessive wordiness

verdant

green

viscous

thick, sticky

atrophy

to waste away, degenerate

bastion

stronghold, safeplace

concord

agreement or harmony

consummate

to complete

disarray

state of disorder

exigency

urgent need or demand

flotsam

floating debris, poor people

frenetic

frantic

glean

collect

grouse

complaint, to complain

incarcerate

imprison

incumbent

Necessary for or resting on (someone) as a duty or responsibility

jocular

humorous

ludicrous

ridiculous

mordant

biting, harsh quality

nettle

to irritate or annoy

pecuniary

financial

pusillanimous

cowardly, timid

recumbent

lying down

stratagem

plan or scheme

acquisitive

concerned with acquiring money or material things

arrogate

to claim without right

banal

commonplace

belabor

overwork

carping

tending to find fault

coherent

fitting together well, logical and consistent

congeal

to change from liquid to solid

emulate

to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

encomium

a formal expression of praise

eschew

to avoid, shun

germane

relevant

insatiable

unquenchable

intransigent

uncompromising

invidious

offensive, hateful

largesse

generosity in giving

reconnaissance

a preliminary survey or search

substantiate

to establish by evidence

taciturn

reserved in speech

temporize

to stall

tenable

able to be defended

accost

to approach aggressively

animadversion

criticism or censure

avid

intensely eager

brackish

too salty to drink

celerity

swiftness and rapidity of motion

devious

straying from a straight course; acting in a shifty way

gambit

an opening move that involves risk in order to gain a later advantage

halcyon

peaceful, calm

histrionic

melodramatic, artificial

incendiary

inflammatory; provocative

maelstrom

whirlpool; agitated state of mind

myopic

nearsighted

overt

open, clear

pejorative

tending to make worse

propriety

the state of being proper

sacrilege

violation or misuse of something held sacred

summarily

promptly, concisely

suppliant

asking humbly and earnestly

talisman

a good luck charm

undulate

to move in a wavelike motion

acuity

sharpness of perception

delineate

depict

depraved

corrupt

enervate

lacking in energy or vitality

esoteric

private, secret

fecund

fertile

fiat

arbitrary order, a decree

figment

fabrication of the mind

garner

accumulate

hallow

honor as holy

idiosyncrasy

A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic

ignominy

shame or disgrace

mundane

dull, ordinary

nuance

shade of difference

overweening

Showing excessive confidence or pride

penchant

a strong inclination

reputed

reputable, supposed

sophistry

reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy

sumptuous

lavish

ubiquitous

seemingly everywhere

abject

miserable, hopeless

agnostic

doubter

complicity

involvement in wrongdoing

derelict

abandoned, neglected

diatribe

verbal attack, tirade

effigy

a crude image of a despised person

equity

justice, fairness

inane

silly, vapid

indictment

charge, accusation

indubitable

indisputable

intermittent

sporadic

moot

debatable, questionable

motif

theme

neophyte

novice

perspicacity

keenness

plenary

unlimited, absolute

surveillance

observation

sylvan

forested

testy

irritable

travesty

a failed imitation; a parody

allay

diminish or put to rest

bestial

of or like an animal; savage

convivial

festive

coterie

clique, circle

counterpart

a set

demur

to object

effrontery

insolent or impertinent behavior

embellish

to decorate

ephemeral

short-lived

felicitous

appropriate, fortunate

furtive

attempting to avoid notice or attention

garish

flashy

illusory

misleading

indigent

needy, poor

inordinate

excessive

jettison

discard, dump

misanthrope

people-hater

pertinacious

stubborn

picayune

petty, worthless

raiment

clothing, garments

allege

to claim or assert without proof

arrant

complete, utter

badinage

playful conversation

conciliate

mediate

countermand

recall, revoke

echelon

level, rank

exacerbate

to make worse

fatuous

inane, vapid

irrefutable

undeniable

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