Level G, Unit Three: Definitions

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articulate

to pronounce distinctly; expressed clearly and forcefully

cavort

to romp or prance around exuberantly

credence

belief, mental acceptance

decry

to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

dissemble

to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

distraught

very much agitated or upset as a result of 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 being to light

feckless

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

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

primordial

developed or created at the very beginning, going back to the most ancient times

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

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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