Unit 3 Vocab

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Unit 3 Vocab
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  1. Articulate
    to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
  2. Cavort
    to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
  3. Credence
    belief; mental acceptance
  4. Decry
    to condemn, express strong disapproval of; to officially depreciate
  5. Dissemble
    to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
  6. Distraught
    very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
  7. Eulogy
    a formal statement of commendation; high praise
  8. Evince
    to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
  9. Exhume
    to remove from a grave; to bring to light
  10. Feckless
    lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
  11. Murky
    dark and gloomy, obscure, lacking in clarity and precision
  12. Nefarious
    wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
  13. Piquant
    stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
  14. Primordial
    developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
  15. Propinquity
    nearness in place or time; kinship
  16. Unwonted
    not usual or expected; not in character
  17. Utopian
    founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
  18. Verbiage
    language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
  19. Verdant
    green in tint or color, immature in experience or judgment
  20. Viscous
    having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in wasy movement or fluidity

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