Vocabulary Workshop

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Vocabulary Workshop
2012-02-16 16:21:33
Level Vocabulary Workshop Unit

Unit 3 Vocabulary
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  1. Articulate
    (v.) To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
  2. Cavort
    (v.) To romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
  3. Credence
    (n.) Belief, mental acceptance
  4. Decry
    (v.) To condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
  5. Dissemble
    (v.) To disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
  6. Distraught
    (adj.) Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
  7. Eulogy
    (n.) A froaml statement of commendation; high praise
  8. Evince
    (v.) To display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
  9. Exhume
    (v.) To remove from a grave; to bring to life
  10. Feckless
    (adj.) Lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
  11. Murky
    (adj.) Dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
  12. Nefarious
    (adj.) Wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
  13. Piquant
    (adj.) Stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
  14. Primordial
    (adj.) Developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
  15. Propinquity
    (n.) Nearness in place or time; kinship
  16. Unwonted
    (adj.) Not usual or expected; not in character
  17. Utopian
    (adj.) Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
  18. Verbiage
    (n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a mannger of expression
  19. Verdant
    (adj.) Green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
  20. Viscous
    (adj.) Having a gelatinous or gluey quiality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity