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AP Language and Composition unit 3 vocabulary.

Articulate

to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; (adj.) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed

Cavort

to romp or prance around gleefully

Credence

belief, mental acceptance

Decry

to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

Derogatory

designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging

Dissemble

to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

Distraught

very much agitated or upset as a result or emotion or mental conflict

Eulogy

a formal statement of commendation; high praise

Evince

to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke

Exhume

to remove from a grave; to bring to light

Feckless

lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsibly, unreliable

Intractable

hard to manage, stubborn; not responsive to discipline

Murky

dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

Nefarious

wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

Piquant

stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provacative

Primordial

developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic

Propinquity

nearness in place or time; kinship

Unwonted

not usual or expected; not in character

Utopian

founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

Verbiage

language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression

Verdant

green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment

Viscous

having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

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