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(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints

(adj) expressed clarly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed


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

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

s: gambol
cavort
(n) belief, mental acceptance


s: credit, trust, confidence

a; disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
credence
(v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to offically depreciate


s: denounce, censure, devalue

a: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
decry
(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impressin


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


s: frantic, distracted

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


s: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial

a: philippic, diatribe, invective
euology
(v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke


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


s: disinter, unearth, uncover

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


s: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual

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


s: dim, cloudy, unclear

a: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
murky
(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards


s: iniquitous, reprehensible
a: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
nefarious
(adj) simulating to the taste or mind; spicy pungent; appealingly provocative


s: tangy, zestful

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

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

s: proximity, similarity

a:remoteness, distance
propinquity
(adj) not usual or expected; not in character

s: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical

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


s: idealistic

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

s: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verbiage
(adj) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment

s: artless, naive

a:scorched, sere, barren, arid
verdant
(adj) having a gelatinous or gluey qualitiy, lacking in easy movement or fluidity


s: gummy sticky, thick

a: runny, watery, aqueous
viscous