Vocabulary Activity 13

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Vocabulary Activity 13
2012-02-02 23:04:59
Vocabulary Activity 13

Vocabulary Activity 13
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  1. distraught
    • (adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or conflict
    • Synonyms: agitated, frantic, distraught
    • Antonyms: calm, collected, composed
  2. credence
    • (n.) belief, mental acceptance
    • Synonyms: belief, credit, trust, confidence
    • Antonyms: disbelief, skepticism
  3. feckless
    • (adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak, irresponsible, unreliable
    • Synonyms: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
    • Antonyms:
  4. decry
    • (v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
    • Synonyms: demounce, devalue, censure
    • Antonyms: tout, commend
  5. articulate
    • (v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words, to connect by a joint or joints
    • (adj.) expressed clearly & forcefully, jointed
    • Synonyms: (v.) pronounce, elucidate (adj.) eloquent
    • Antonyms: (v.) mumble, slur
  6. derogatory
    • (adj.) designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging
    • Synonyms: pejorative, disparaging
    • Antonyms: complimentary, laudatory
  7. cavort
    • (v.) to romp or prounce around exhuberently
    • Synonyms: to cut capers, prance, gambol, romp
  8. dissemble
    • (v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give false impression
    • Synonyms: to dissimulate, disguise, mask, feign
  9. eulogy
    • (n.) a formal statement of commendation, high praise
    • Synonyms: a panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
    • Antonyms: a philippic, diatribe, invective
  10. exhume
    • (v.) to remove from a grave, to bring to light
    • Synonyms: disinter, unearth, uncover
    • Antonyms: bury
  11. evince
    • (v.) to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke
    • Synonyms: to exhibit, evidence, manifest; to occation
  12. verdant
    • (adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience of judgement
    • Synonyms: artless, naive
    • Antonyms: scorched, sere, barren, arid
  13. verbiage
    • (n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense of content, wordiness; a manner of expression
    • Synonyms: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
  14. murkey
    • (adj.) dark & gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
    • Synonyms: dark, dim, cloudy, unclear
    • Antonyms: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
  15. propinquity
    • (n.) nearness in place or time; kinship
    • Synonyms: proximity, similarity
    • Antonyms: remoteness, distance
  16. intractable
    • (adj.) hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline
    • Synonyms: unruly, refractory, unmanageable
    • Antonyms: docile, obedient, submissive
  17. piquant
    • (adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
    • Synonyms: pungent, spicy, tangy, zestful
    • Antonyms: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
  18. utopian
    • (adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
    • Synonyms: idealistic, visionary, pie-in-the-sky
    • Antonyms: realistic, pragmatic, down-to-earth
  19. nefarious
    • (adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
    • Synonyms: niquitous, reprehensible
    • Antonyms: virtous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
  20. viscous
    • (adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
    • Synonyms: gummy, sticky, thick
    • Antonyms: runny, watery, aqueous
  21. unwonted
    • (adj.) not usual or expected, not in character
    • Synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
    • Antonyms: usual, customary, typical
  22. primordial
    • (adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
    • Synonyms: original, primeval, primal