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20 terms

unit 3

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articulate
s- pronounce, elucidate, eloquent
a- mumble, slur; tongue-tied, halting
cavort
s-gambol
credence
s-credit, trust, confidence
a- disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
decry
s- denounce, censure, devalue
a-tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
dissemble
s- dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
s- frantic, distracted
a- calm, composed, collected
eulogy
s- panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
a- philippic, diatribe, invective
evince
s- exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
s-disinter, unearth, uncover
a- bury, inter
feckless
s-feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
a- competent, capable, effective
murky
s- dim, cloudy, unclear
a- clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
nefarious
s- iniquitous, reprehensible
a- virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
piquant
s- tangy, zestful
a- bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
primordial
s- original, primeval, primal
propinquity
s- proximity, similarity
a- remoteness, distance
unwonted
s- unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
a- usual, customary, typical
utopian
s- idealistic
a- realistic, pragmatic
verbiage
s- verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
s- artless, naive
a- scorched, sere, barren, arid
viscous
s- gummy, sticky, thick
a- runny, watery, aqueous