Vocab Unit 3

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Vocab Unit 3
2011-12-15 21:03:40

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  1. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joings
    expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed
    articulate (v. adj)
  2. to romp or prance around exberantly; to make merry
    cavort (v.)
  3. belief, mental acceptance
    credence (n)
  4. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
    decry (v.)
  5. to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
    dissemble (v)
  6. very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
    distraught (adj.)
  7. a formal statement of commendation; high praise
    eulogy (n.)
  8. to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
    evince (v.)
  9. to remove from a grave; to bring to light
    exhume (v.)
  10. lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak, irresponsible, unreliable
    feckless (adj.)
  11. dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity adn precision
    murky (adj.)
  12. wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
    nefarious (adj.)
  13. stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent, appealingly provocative
    piquant (adj.)
  14. developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
    primordial (adj.)
  15. neatness in place or time; kinship
    propinquity (n)
  16. not usual or expected; not in character
    unwonted (adj.)
  17. founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
    utopian (adj.)
  18. language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
    verbiage (n.)
  19. green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment
    verdant (adj.)
  20. having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
    viscous (adj.)