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1

Articulate

To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words
S: pronounce, elucidate, eloquent
A: mumble, slur, halting, tongue-tied

2

Cavort

To romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
S: gambol

3

Credence

Belief, mental acceptance
S: credit, trust, confidence
A: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity

4

Decry

To condemn, express strong disapproval
S: denounce, censure, devalue
A: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise

5

Dissemble

To disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
S: dissimulate, mask, feign

6

Distraught

Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
S: frantic, distracted
A: calm, composed, collected

7

Eulogy

A formal statement of commendation; high praise
S: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
A: philippic, diatribe, invective

8

Evince

To display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
S: exhibit, manifest, occasion

9

Exhume

To remove from a grave; to bring to light
S: disinter, unearth, uncover
A: bury, inter

10

Feckless

Lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
S: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
A: competent, capable, effective

11

Murky

Dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
S: dark, cloudy, unclear
A: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid

12

Nefarious

Wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
S: iniquitous, reprehensible
A: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious

13

Piquant

Stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
S: tangy, zestful
A: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild

14

Primordial

Developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stages; fundamental, basic
S: original, primeval, primal

15

Propinquity

Nearness in place or time; kinship
S: proximity, similarity
A: remoteness, distance

16

Unwonted

Not usual or expected; not in character
S: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
A: usual, customary, typical

17

Utopian

Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
S: idealistic
A: realistic, pragmatic

18

Verbiage

Language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
S: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon

19

Verdant

Green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
S: artless, naive
A: scorched, sere, barren, arid

20

Viscous

Having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
S: gummy, sticky, thick
A: runny, watery, aqueous