unit 3 vocabulary

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articulate

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

cavort

(v) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

credence

(n) belief, mental acceptance

decry

(v) to condemn, exppress strong disapproval; to officially depricate

dissemble

(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberatly give a false impression

distraught

(adj) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

eulogy

(n) a formal statement of commendation; high praise

evince

(v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

exhume

(v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light

feckless

(adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

murky

(adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

nefarious

(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

piquant

(adj) stimulating to taste or mind; spicy, pugent; appealing provacative

primordial

(adj) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stages; fundamental, basic

propinquity

(n) nearness in place or time; kinship

unwonted

(adj) not usual or expected; not in character

utopian

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

verbiage

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

verdant

(adj) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement

viscous

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

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