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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

syn: (v)pronounce, elucidate; (adj)eloquent
ant: (v)mumble, slur; (adj)tongue-tied, halting
articulate
(v) to romp or prance around exhuberantly; to make merry

syn: gambol
cavort
(n) belief, mental acceptance

syn: credit, trust, confidence
ant: disbelief skepticism, incredulity
credence
(v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

syn: denounce, censure, devalue
ant: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
decry
(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

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

syn: frantic, distracted
ant: calm, composed, collected
distraught
(n)a formal statement of commendation; high praise

syn: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
ant: philippic, diatribe, invective
eulogy
(v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

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

syn: disinter, unearth, uncover
ant: bury, inter
exhume
(adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

syn: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
ant: competent, capable, effective
feckless
(adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

syn: dim, cloudy, unclear
ant: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
murky
(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

syn: iniquitous, reprehensible
ant: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
nefarious
(adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provacotive

syn: tangy, zestful
ant: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
piquant
(adj) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic

syn: original, primeval, primal
primordial
(n) nearness in place or time; kinship

syn: proximity, similarity
ant: remoteness, distance
propinquity
(adj) not usual or expected; not in character

syn: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
ant: usual, customary, typical
unwonted
(adj) founded upon or involving a visionary veiw of an ideal world; impractical

syn: idealistic
ant: realistic, pragmatic
utopian
(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
verbiage
(adj) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement

syn: artless, naive
ant: scorched, sere, barren, arid
verdant
(adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement of fluidity

syn: gummy, sticky, thick
ant: runny, watery, aqueous
viscous