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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 3-G

articulate (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
cavort (v) romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
credence (n) belief, mental acceptance
decry (v) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
dissemble (v) to disquise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
distraught (adj) very; much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
eulogy (n) a formal statement of commendation;high praise
evince (v) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
exhume (v) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
feckless (adj) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
murky (adj) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
nefarious (adj) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
piquant (adj) stimulating to the tase or mind;spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
primodial (adj) develped or created at the very ;beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
propinquity (n) nearness in place or time; kinship
unwonted (adj) not usual or expected; not in character
utopian (adj) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
verbiage (n) language that is too wordy or inflated inproportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
viscous (adj) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
verdant (adj) green intint or color; immature in experience or judgment
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