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Articulate

To pronounce distinctly, to express well on words, to connect by a joint or joints. Expressed clearly and forcefully, able to employ language clearly and forcefully, jointed.

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Cavort

To romp or prance exuberantly, to make merry

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Credence

Belief, mental acceptance

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Decry

To condemn, express strong disapproval, to officially depreciate

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Dissemble

To disuse or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

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Distraught

Very much agitated or upsets as as exult of emotion or mental conflict

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Eulogy

A formal statement of commendation, high praise

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Evince

To display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

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Exhume

T remove from a grave, to bring to light

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Feckless

Lacking inspirit and strength, ineffective, weak, irresponsible, unreliable

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Murky

Dark and gloomy, obscure, lacking in clarity and precision

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Nefarious

Wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

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Piquant

Stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent, appealingly provocative

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Primordial

Developed or created at the very beginning, going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage, fundamental, basic

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Propinquity

Nearness in place or time, kinship

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Unwonted

Not usual or expected, not in character

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Utopian

Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world, impractical

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Verbiage

Language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to be sense or content, wordiness, a manner of expression

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Verdant

Green in tint or color, immature in experience or judgment

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Viscous

Having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity