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articulate
v) to pronounce distinctly, to express well in words, to connect by a joint or joints
adj) expressed clarely and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully, jointed
cavort
v) to romp or to 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) formal statement of commendation; high praise (speech at funeral)
envince
v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
exhume
v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
feckless
adj) lacking spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
murky
adj) dark and gloom, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
nefarious
adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
piquant
adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent, appealingly provocative
primordial
adj) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; 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, impratical
verbiage
n) language that is too wordy or inflated in porportion 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