(adj) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict. Ex: THE DISTRAUGHT RELATIVES OF THE TRAPPED MINERS.
(n) belief, mental acceptance. Ex: GIVE CREDENCE TO THE REPORT.
(adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable. Ex: AN FECKLESS YOUTH.
(v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate. Ex: DECRY BIGOTRY.
articulate (v) (adj)
(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; (adj) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed. Ex: THE MOST ARTICULATE SPEAKER IN THE CLASS.
(adj) designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging. Ex: A DEROGATORY REMARK.
(v) to romp or prance around exuberantly. Ex: CAVORT GLEEFULLY ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
(v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression. Ex: UNABLE TO DISSEMBLE MY FEELINGS.
(n) a formal statement of commendation; high praise. Ex: DELIVER THE EULOGY AT THE FUNERAL
(v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light. Ex: EXHUME A BODY.
(v) to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke. Ex: DID NOT EVINCE ANY SIGN OF PANIC.
(adj) green in tint or color: immature in experience or judgement. Ex: VERDANT GRASSLANDS.
(n) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression. Ex: MEANINGLESS VERBIAGE.
(adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision. Ex: THE MURKY WATERS OF THE LAKE.
(n) nearness in place or time; kinship. Ex: THE PROPINQUITY OF THE TWO CITIES.
(adj) hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline. Ex: AN INTRACTABLE CHILD.
(adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative. Ex: AN PIQUANT DISH
(adj) Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical. Ex: UTOPIAN SCHEMES.
(adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards. Ex: AN NEFARIOUS PLOT.
(adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity. Ex: LEFT A VISCOUS RESIDUE IN THE PAN.
(adj) not usual or expected; not in character. Ex: ANSWERED WITH UNWONTED SPIRIT.
(adj) developed or created at teh very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic. Ex: THE PRIMORDIAL FORESTS.