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20 terms

unit 3 vocabulary

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