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articulate
(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
cavort
(v) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
Syn: gambol
credence
(n) belief, mental acceptance
Syn: credit, turst, confidence
Ant: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
decry
(v) to condemn, express stong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Syn: denounce, censure, devalue
Ant: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
dissemble
(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
Syn: dissimulate, mask, feign
distraught
(adj) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
Syn: frantic, distracted
Ant: calm, composed, collected
eulogy
(n) a formal statement of commendation; high praise
Syn: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
Ant: philippic, diatribe, invective
evince
(v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Syn: exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
(v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
Syn: disinter, unearth, uncover
Ant: bury, inter
feckless
(adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
Syn: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
Ant: competent, capable, effective
murky
(adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
Syn: dim, cloudy, unclear
Ant: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
nefarious
(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
Syn: iniquitous, reprehensible
Ant: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
piquant
(adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
Syn: tangy, zestful
Ant: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
primordial
(adj) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
Syn: original, primeval, primal
propinquity
(n) nearness in place or time; kinship
Syn: proximity, similarity
Ant: remoteness, distance
unwonted
(adj) not usual or expected; not in character
Syn: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
Ant: usual, customary, typical
utopian
(adj) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
Syn: idealistic
Ant: realistic, pragmatic
verbiage
(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
verdant
(adj) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
Syn: artless, naive
Ant: scorched, sere, barren, arid
viscous
(adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
Syn: gummy, sticky, thick
Ant: runny, watery, aqueous