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