Vocabulary Workshop - Level G - Unit 3

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cavort

(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

<p>(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry</p>
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credence

(n.) belief, mental acceptance

<p>(n.) belief, mental acceptance</p>
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decry

(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

<p>(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate</p>
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dissemble

(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false emotion or mental conflict

<p>(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false emotion or mental conflict</p>
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distraught

(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

<p>(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict</p>
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eulogy

(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise

<p>(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise</p>
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evince

(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

<p>(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke</p>
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exhume

(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light

<p>(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light</p>
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feckless

(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

<p>(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable</p>
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murky

(adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

<p>(adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision</p>
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nefarious

(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

<p>(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards</p>
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piquant

(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

<p>(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative</p>
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primordial

(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic

<p>(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic</p>
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propinquity

(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship

<p>(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship</p>
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unwonted

(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character

<p>(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character</p>
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utopian

(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

<p>(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical</p>
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verbiage

(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression

<p>(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression</p>
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verdant

(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment

<p>(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment</p>
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viscous

(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

<p>(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity</p>
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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

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derogatory

(adj.) designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging

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intractable

(adj.) hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline

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