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Unit 3

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articulate
(v.) To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully; syn: (v) pronounce, elucidate, (adj) eloquent
cavort
(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry; syn: gambol
credence
(n.) belief, mental acceptance; syn: credit, trust, confidence
decry
(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate; syn: denounce, censure, devalue
dissemble
(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression; syn: dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict; syn: frantic, distracted
eulogy
(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise; syn: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
evince
(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke; syn: exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light; syn: disinter, unearth, uncover
feckless
(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable; syn: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
murky
(adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision; syn: dim, cloudy, unclear
nefarious
(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards; syn: iniquitous, reprehensible
piquant
(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative; syn: tangy, zestful
primordial
(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic; syn: original, primeval, primal
propinquity
(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship; syn: proximity, similarity
unwonted
(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character; syn: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
utopian
(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical; syn: idealistic
verbiage
(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression; syn: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
characterized by abundance of verdure; syn: artless, naive
viscous
(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity; syn: gummy, sticky, thick