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Flashcards in Vocab Chap 3 Deck (20):
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Articulate

To pronounce distinctly. Pronounce "to articulate=to make clear

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Cavort

To romp or prance around exuberantly. Gambol

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Credence

Belief, mental acceptance. Trust

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Decry

To condemn, express strong disproval. Denounce

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Dissemble

To disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression. Mask

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Distraught

Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict. Frantic

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Eulogy

A formal statement of commendation. Tribute

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Evince

To display clearly, to make evident. Exhibit

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Exhume

To remove from a grave, to bring to light. Disinter

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Feckless

Lacking in spirit and strength. Feeble

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Murky

Dark and gloomy, obscure. Dim

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Nefarious

Wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards. Iniquitous

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Piquant

Stimulating to the taste or mind. Spicy. Tangy

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Primordial

Developed or created at the very beginning. Original

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Propinquity

Nearness in place or time. Proximity

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Unwonted

Not usual or expected; Not in character. Unusual

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Utopian

Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world. Idealistic

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Verbiage

Language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; A manner of expression. Verbosity, jargon

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Verdant

Green in tint or color; Immature in experience or judgment. Naive

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Viscous

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