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Vocab 3

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Articulate
Accent:tic
(V.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by joint or joints;
(Adj.) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed

Syn: (V.) pronounce, elucidate; (Adj.) eloquent
Atyn: (V.) mumble, slur; (Adj.) tongue-tied, halting
Cavort
Accent: vort
(V.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

Syn: gambol
Credence
Accent: cred
(N.) belief, mental acceptance

Syn: credit, rust, confidence
Atyn: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
Decry
Accent: cry
(V.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

Syn: denounce, censure, devalue
Atyn: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
Dissemble
Accent: sem
(V.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

Syn: dissimulate, mask, feign
Distraught
Accent: traught
(Adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

Syn: frantic, distracted
Atyn: calm, composed, collected
Eulogy
Accent: eu
(N.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise

Syn: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
Atyn: philippic, diatribe, invective
Evince
Accent: vince
(V.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

Syn: exhibit, manifest, occasion
Exhume
Accent: hume
(V.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light

Syn: disinter, unearth, uncover
Atyn: bury, inter
Feckless
Accent: feck
(Adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

Syn: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
Atyn: competent, capable, effective
Murky
Accent: mur
(Adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

Syn: dim, cloudy, unclear
Atyn: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
Nefarious
Accent: far
(Adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

Syn: iniquitous, reprehensible
Atyn: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
Piquant
Accent: pi
(Adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

Syn: tangy, zestful
Atyn: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
Primordial
Accent: mor
(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
Accent: pin
(N.) nearness in place or time; kinship

Syn; proximity, similarity
Atyn: remoteness, distance
Unwonted
Accent: won
(Adj.) not usual or expected; not in character

Syn; unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
Atyn: usual, customary, typical
Utopian
Accent: to
(Adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

Syn: idealistic
Atyn: realistic, pragmatic
Verbiage
Accent: ver
(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
Accent: ver
(Adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment

Syn: artless, naive
Atyn: scorched, sere, barren, arid
Viscous
Accent: vis
(Adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

Syn: gummy, sticky, thick
Atyn: runny, watery, aqueous