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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 language clearly and forcefully, jointed
cavort
v. to romp or prance around exuberantly, to make merry
credence
n. belief, mental acceptance
decry
v. to condemn, express strong disapproval, to officially depreciate
dissemble
v. to disguise or conceal, deliberately 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 condemnation, high praise
evince
v. to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
exhume
v. to remove from 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, pungent, appealingly proacative
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. a 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 judgment
viscous
adj. having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity