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v. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; adj. expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed; v. pronounce, elucidate; adj. eloquent
articulate
v. to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry; gambol
cavort
n. belief, mental acceptance; credit, trust, confidence
credence
v. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate; denounce, censure, devalue
decry
v. to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression; dissimulate, mask, feign
dissemble
adj. very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict; frantic, distracted
distraught
n. a formal statement of commendation; high praise; panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
eulogy
v. to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke; exhibit, manifest, occasion
evince
v. to remove from a grave; to bring to light; disinter, unearth, uncover
exhume
adj. lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable; feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
feckless
adj. dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision; dim, cloudy, unclear
murky
adj. wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards; iniquitous, reprehensible
nefarious
adj. stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative; tangy, zestful
piquant
adj. developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic; original, primeval, primal
primordial
n. nearness in place or time; kinship; proximity, similarity
propinquity
adj. not usual or expected; not in character; unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
unwonted
adj. founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical; idealistic
utopian
n. language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression; verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verbiage
adj. green in tint or color; immarture in experience or judgment; artless, naive
verdant
adj. having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity; gummy, sticky, thick
viscous