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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
Synonyms: (v.) pronounce, elucidate; (adj.) eloquent
Antonyms: (v.) mumble, slur; (adj) tongue-tied, halting

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cavort

(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
Synonym: gambol

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credence

(n.) belief, mental acceptance
Synonyms: credit, trust, confidence
Antonyms: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity

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decry

(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Synonyms: denounce, censure, devalue
Antonyms: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise

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dissemble

(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
Synonyms: dissimulate, mask, feign

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distraught

(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotional or mental conflict
Synonyms: frantic, distracted
Antonyms: calm, composed, collected

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eulogy

(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise
Synonyms: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
Antonyms: philippic, diatribe, invective

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evince

(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Synonyms: exhibit, manifest, occasion

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exhume

(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
Synonyms: disinter, unearth, uncover
Antonyms: bury, inter

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feckless

(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
Synonyms: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
Antonyms: competent, capable, effective

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murky

(adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
Synonyms: dim, cloudy, unclear
Antonyms: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid

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nefarious

(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
Synonyms: iniquitous, reprehensible
Antonyms: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious

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piquant

(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
Synonyms: tangy, zestful
Antonyms: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild

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primordial

(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
Synonyms: original, primeval, primal

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propinquity

(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship
Synonyms: proximity, similarity
Antonyms: remoteness, distance

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unwonted

(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character
Synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
Antonyms: usual, customary, typical

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utopian

(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
Synonyms: idealistic
Antonyms: realistic, pragmatic

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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
Synonyms: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon

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verdant

(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment
Synonyms: artless, naive
Antonyms: scorched, sere, barren, arid

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viscous

(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
Synonyms: gummy, sticky, thick
Antonyms: runny, watery, aqueous