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Articulate

(verb) 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
Synonym: pronounce
Antonym: mumble

2

Cavort

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

3

Credence

(noun) belief, mental acceptance
Synonym: credit
Antonym: disbelief

4

Decry

(verb) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Synonym: denounce
Antonym: commend

5

Dissemble

(verb) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
Synonym: mask

6

Distraught

(adjective) very much agitated or upset as a result or emotion or mental conflict
Synonym: distracted
Antonym: calm

7

Eulogy

(noun) a formal statement or commendation; high praise
Synonym: tribute
Antonym: invective

8

Evince

(verb) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Synonym: manifest

9

Exhume

(verb) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
Synonym: unearth
Antonym: bury

10

Feckless

(adjective) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
Synonym: helpless
Antonym: capable

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Murky

(adjective) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
Synonym: dim
Antonym: clear

12

Nefarious

(adjective) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
Synonym: reprehensible
Antonym: virtuous

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Piquant

(adjective) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

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Primordial

(adjective) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
Synonym: original

15

Propinquity

(noun) nearness in a place of time, kinship
Synonym: proximity
Antonym: distance

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Unwonted

(adjective) not usual or expected; not in character
Synonym: unusual
Antonym: customary

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Utopian

(adjective) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
Synonym: idealistic
Antonym: realistic

18

Verbiage

(noun) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
Synonym: diction

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Verdant

(adjective) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
Synonym: naive
Antonym: barren

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Viscous

(adjective) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
Synonym: sticky
Antonym: watery