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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 3 Definitions, Synonyms, and Antonyms

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articulate
definition: to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed
synonyms: pronounce, elucidate; eloquent
antonyms: munmble, slur; tongue-tired, halting
cavort
definition: to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
synonyms: gambol
credence
definition: belief, mental acceptance
synonyms: credit, trust, confidence
antonyms: disbelief skepticism, incredulity
decry
definition: to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
synonyms: denounce, censure, devalue
antonyms: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
dissemble
definition: to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
synonyms: dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
definition: very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
synonyms: frantic, distracted
antonyms: calm, composed, collected
eulogy
definition: a formal statement of commendation; high praise
synonyms: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
antonyms: philippic, diatribe, invective
evince
definition: to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
synonyms: exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
definition: to remove from a grave; to bring to light
synonyms: disinter, unearth, uncover
antonyms: bury, inter
feckless
definition: lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
synonyms: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
antonyms: competent, capable, effective
murky
definition: dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
synonyms: dim, cloudy, unclear
antonyms: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
nefarious
definition: wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
synonyms: iniquitous, reprehensible
antonyms: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
piquant
definition: stimulating to the taste of mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
synonyms: tangy, zestful
antonyms: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
primordial
definition: developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
synonyms: original, primeval, primal
propinquity
definition: nearness in place or time; kinship
synonyms: proximity, similarity
antonyms: remoteness, distance
unwonted
definition: not usual or expected; not in character
synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
antonyms: usual, customary, typical
utopian
definition: founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
synonyms: idealistic
antonyms: realistic, pragmatic
verbiage
definition: language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content; wordiness; a manner of expression
synonyms: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
definition: green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
synonyms: artless, naive
antonyms: scorched, sere, barren, arid
viscous
definition: having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
synonyms: gummy, sticky, thick
antonyms: runny, watery, aqueous