20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G 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
cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
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 bring 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; appealingly provocative
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 judgement
viscous
having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity