21 terms

Unit 3 Vocabulary Words

Sr. Jude's English Honors Class for Seniorssss =)
(v.) articulate
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
(adj.) articulate
expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed
(v.) cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
(n.) credence
blief, mental acceptance
(v.) decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
(v.) dissemble
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
(adj.) distraught
very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
(n.) eulogy
a formal statement of commendation; high praise
(v.) evince
to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
(v.) exhume
to remove from a grave; to bring to light
(adj.) feckless
lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
(adj.) murky
dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
(adj.) nefarious
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
(adj.) piquant
stimulating to the tase or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
(adj.) primordial
developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
(n.) propinquity
nearness in place or time; kinship
(adj.) unwonted
not usual or expected; not in character
(adj.) utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
(n.) verbiage
language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense of content, wordiness; a manner of expression
(adj.) verdant
green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
(adj.) viscous
having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity