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Cavort

v

to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
Synonym: gambol
The children CAVORTED around the daycare center until the counselor got them under control.

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Credence

n

belief, mental acceptance
Synonym: belief
Antonym: disbelief
Each religion has their own set of CREDENCES that is expected to be followed by their respective religious members.

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Decry

v

to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Synonym: denounce
Antonym: commend
I DECRY cheating on any test, because no learning is accomplished with those means.

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Dissemble

v

to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
Synonym: disguise
Every day, Jean DISSEMBLED her sadness with faux smiles and cheeriness.

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Distraught

adj

Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
Synonym: distracted
Antonym: calm
For weeks after a tragedy, the families involved could be DISTRAUGHT.

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Eulogy

n

A formal statement of commendation; high praise
Synonym: encomium
Antonym: invective
The EULOGY given for Mr. Smith at the funeral recalled all the high points of his life and brought the collection of people present to tears.

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Evince

v

to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Synonym: exhibit
Let me EVINCE this rule: the curfew is 11pm; break it and you are grounded.

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Exhume

v

to remove from a grave; to bring to light
Synonym: disinter
Antonym: inter
An autopsy was performed on a body EXHUMED from the grave long after its death and burial.

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Feckless

adj

lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
Synonym: feeble
Antonym: capable
The FECKLESS army with only simple weapons was destroyed by the military with advanced machine guns and tanks.

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Murky

adj

dark and gloomy, obscure lacking in clarity and precision
Synonym: dim
Antonym: clear
Don't drink the MURKY water; who knows what could be in there?

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Nefarious

adj

wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
Synonym: wicked
Antonym: meritorious
The NEFARIOUS acts of Hitler caused the deaths of extreme amounts during the Holocaust.

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Piquant

adj

stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent appealingly provocative
Synonym: spicy
Antonym: bland
The Mexican food was so PIQUANT that Rosa needed milk after she ate it.

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Primordial


adj

Developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stages; fundamental basic
Synonym: primal
Archaeologists find PRIMORDIAL fossils and artifacts and examine them.

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Propinquity


n

Nearness in place or time, kinship
Synonym: proximity
Antonym: remoteness
It was obvious that the couple had PROPINQUITY in thought because they constantly bounced off each other and finished each others' sentences.

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Substantive


adj

real, having a solid base; considerable in number or amount; meaningful and on topic
Synonym: substantial
Antonym: meaningless
Before you try to make an argument, come up with SUBSTANTIVE points.

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Unwonted

adj

not usual or expected; not in character
Synonym: uncommon
Antonym: customary
It is UNWONTED of an honors student to slack off during class.

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Utopian

adj

founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
Synonym: idealistic
Antonym: realistic
In a UTOPIAN world, I would do what I want when I want.

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Verbiage

n

language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
Synonym: verbosity
The utter VERBIAGE of what Lou was trying to say confused me.

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Verdant

adj

green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
Synonym: naïve
Antonym: barren
The VERDANT trees turn into beautiful red and orange colors during the autumn.

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Viscous

adj

having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
Synonym: sticky
Antonym: watery
JELLO is known as an example of a food that is highly VISCOUS.