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articulate
(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


Syn: (v) pronounce, elucidate
(adj) eloquent

Ant: (v) mumble, slur
(adj) tongue-tied, halting
cavort
(v) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry


Syn: (v) gambol
credence
(n) belief, mental acceptance


Syn: credit, trust, confidence

Ant: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
decry
(v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate


Syn: denounce, censure, devalue

Ant: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
dissemble
(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression


Syn: dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
(adj) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict


Syn: frantic, distracted

Ant: calm, composed, collected
eulogy
(n) a formal statement of commendation; high praise


Syn: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial

Ant: philippic, diatribe, invective
evince
(v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke


Syn: exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
(v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light


Syn: disinter, unearth, uncover

Ant: bury, inter
feckless
(adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable


Syn: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual

Ant: competent, capable, effective
murky
(adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision


Syn: dim, cloudy, unclear

Ant: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
nefarious
(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards


Syn: iniquitous, reprehensible

Ant: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
piquant
(adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative


Syn: tangy, zestful

Ant: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
primordial
(adj) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic


Syn: original, primeval, primal
propinquity
(n) nearness in place or time; kinship

Syn: proximity, similarity

Ant: remoteness, distance
unwonted
(adj) not usual or expected; not in character


Syn: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical

Ant: usual, customary, typical
utopian
(adj) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical


Syn: idealistic

Ant: realistic, pragmatic
verbiage
(n) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression


Syn: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
(adj) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement


Syn: artless, naive

Ant: scorched, sere, barren, arid
viscious
(adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity


Syn: gummy, sticky, thick

Ant: runny, watery, aqueous