Vocablary 13

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  1. adj. - very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or conflict
    syn: agitated, frantic, distracted
    ant: calm, composed, collected
    ex. - the distraught relatives of the trapped miners.
  2. n. - belief, mental acceptance
    syn: belief, credit, trust, confidence
    ant: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
    ex. - give credence to the report
  3. adj. - lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
    syn: feeble, helpless, incompotent, ineffectual
    ant: competent, capable, effective
    ex. - a feckless youth
  4. v. - to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
    syn: denounce, devalue, censure
    ant: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
    ex. - decry, bigotry
  5. v. - to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
    adj. - expressed clearly and forcefully; jointed
    syn: v) pronounce, elucidate; adj) eloquent
    ant: v) mumble, slur; adj) tongue-tied, halting
    ex. - the most atriculate speakers in class
  6. adj. - designed to be belittle or degrade; disparging
    syn: pejorative, disparging
    ant: complimentary, laudatory
    ex. - A derogatory remark
  7. v. - to romp or prance around exuberantly
    syn: to cut capers, prance, gambol, romp
    ex. - cavorted gleefully on the dance floor
  8. v. - disguise or conceal, deliberately give false impression
    syn: to dissimulate, disguise, mask, feign
    ex. - unable to dissemble my feelings
  9. n. - a formal statement of commendation; high praise
    syn: a panegyric, ecomium, tribute, testimonial
    ant: a philippic, diatribe, invective
    ex. - delivered the eulogy at the funeral
  10. v. - to remove from a grace; to bring to light
    syn: to disinter, unearth, uncover
    ant: bury, inter
    ex. - exhume the body
  11. v. - to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke
    syn: to exhibit, evidence, manifest; to occasion
    ex. - did not evince any sign of panic
  12. adj. - green in tint in color; immature in experience or judgment
    syn: artless, naive
    ant: scorched, sere, barre, arid
    ex. - verdant grasslands
  13. n. - language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content; wordiness; a manner of expression
    syn: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon
    ex. - meaningless verbiage
  14. adj. - dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
    syn: dark, dim, cloudy, unclear
    ant: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
  15. n. - nearness in place or time; kinship
    syn: proximity, similarity
    ant: remoteness, distance
    ex. - the propinquity of the two cities
  16. adj. - hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline
    syn: unruly, refractory, unmanageable
    ant: docile, obedient, submissive
    ex. - an intractable child
  17. adj. - stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
    syn: pungent, spicy, tangy, zestful
    ant: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
    ex. - a piquant dish
  18. adj. - founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
    syn: idealistic, visionary, pie-in-the-sky
    ant: realistic, pragmatic, down-to-earth
    ex. - utopian schemes
  19. adj. - wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
    syn: iniquitous, reprehensible
    ant: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
    ex. - a nefarious plot
  20. adj. - having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
    syn: gummy, sticky, think
    ant: runny, watery, aqueous
    ex. - ledt a viscous residue in the pan
  21. adj. - not usual or expected; not in characters
    syn: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
    ant: usual, customary, typical
    ex. - answered with unwonted spirit
  22. adj. - developed or created at the very beginning; ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental; basic
    syn: original, primevel, primal
    ex. the primordial forests
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Vocablary 13
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