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articulate
to pronounce distinctly, to express well in words

syn pronounce, elucidate, eloquent
cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly, to make merry

syn gambol
credence
belief, mental acceptance

syn credit, trust, confidence
decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval, to officially depreciate

syn denounce, censure, devalue
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

syn dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
ver much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

syn frantic, distracted
eulogy
a formal statement of commendation, high praise

syn panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
evince
to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

syn exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
to remove from a grave, to bring to light

disinter, unearth, uncover
feckless
lacking in spirit and strength, ineffective, weak, irresponsible, unreliable

syn feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
murky
dark and gloomy, obscure, lacking in clarity and precision

syn dim, cloudy, unclear
nefarious
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

syn iniquitous, reprehensible
piquant
stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent, appealingly provocative

syn tangy, zestful
primordial
developed or created at the very beginning, fundamental, basic

syn original, primeval, primal
propinquity
nearness in place or time, kinship

syn proximity, similarity
unwonted
not usual or expected, not in character

syn unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world, impractical

syn idealistic
verbiage
language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness

syn verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
green in tint or color, immature in experience or judgment

syn artless, naive
viscous
having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

syn gummy, sticky, thick