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AP English III Vocabulary Unit 3

AP Language and Composition unit 3 vocabulary.
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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