Vocab Unit 3.txt

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Vocab Unit 3.txt
2013-09-23 23:04:32
Vocab Unit

Vocab Unit 3
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  1. distraught (adj)
    (adj) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict. Ex: THE DISTRAUGHT RELATIVES OF THE TRAPPED MINERS.
  2. credence (n)
    (n) belief, mental acceptance. Ex: GIVE CREDENCE TO THE REPORT.
  3. feckless (adj)
    (adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable. Ex: AN FECKLESS YOUTH.
  4. decry (v)
    (v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate. Ex: DECRY BIGOTRY.
  5. 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.
  6. derogatory (adj)
    (adj) designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging. Ex: A DEROGATORY REMARK.
  7. cavort (v)
    (v) to romp or prance around exuberantly. Ex: CAVORT GLEEFULLY ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
  8. dissemble (v)
    (v) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression. Ex: UNABLE TO DISSEMBLE MY FEELINGS.
  9. eulogy (n)
    (n) a formal statement of commendation; high praise. Ex: DELIVER THE EULOGY AT THE FUNERAL
  10. exhume (v)
    (v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light. Ex: EXHUME A BODY.
  11. evince (v)
    (v) to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke. Ex: DID NOT EVINCE ANY SIGN OF PANIC.
  12. verdant (adj)
    (adj) green in tint or color: immature in experience or judgement. Ex: VERDANT GRASSLANDS.
  13. verbiage (n)
    (n) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression. Ex: MEANINGLESS VERBIAGE.
  14. murky (adj)
    (adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision. Ex: THE MURKY WATERS OF THE LAKE.
  15. propinquity (n)
    (n) nearness in place or time; kinship. Ex: THE PROPINQUITY OF THE TWO CITIES.
  16. intractable (adj)
    (adj) hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline. Ex: AN INTRACTABLE CHILD.
  17. piquant (adj)
    (adj) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative. Ex: AN PIQUANT DISH
  18. utopian (adj)
    (adj) Founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical. Ex: UTOPIAN SCHEMES.
  19. nefarious (adj)
    (adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards. Ex: AN NEFARIOUS PLOT.
  20. viscous (adj)
    (adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity. Ex: LEFT A VISCOUS RESIDUE IN THE PAN.
  21. unwonted (adj)
    (adj) not usual or expected; not in character. Ex: ANSWERED WITH UNWONTED SPIRIT.
  22. primordial (adj)
    (adj) developed or created at teh very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic. Ex: THE PRIMORDIAL FORESTS.