Presentation on theme: "Articulate (v) (adj) **enunciate **art of speaking To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words (adj) expressed forcefully and clearly Syn: pronounce."— Presentation transcript:
Articulate (v) (adj) **enunciate **art of speaking To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words (adj) expressed forcefully and clearly Syn: pronounce Ant: mumble, slur
Cavort (v) To romp or prance around exuberantly Syn: gambol ** one would cavort at a resort
Decry (v) To condemn, express strong disapproval Syn: denounce Ant: commend, praise ** give a “deep cry” out against something
Dissemble (v) **disguised person may resemble something else To disguise or conceal, deliberately give false impression Syn: dissimulate, feign
Distraught (adj) ** disturbed Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict Syn: frantic, distracted Ant: calm, composed
Eulogy (n) Formal statement of commendation; high praise Syn: panegyric, encomium Ant: philippic, diatribe ** gee, he was/is great!
Evince (v) To display clearly, to make evident, to provoke Syn: exhibit, manifest ** to convince others one has to evince a certain attitude
Exhume (v) To remove from a grave; bring to light Syn: unearth, uncover Ant: bury, inter ** get the human out
Feckless (adj) Lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak Syn: feeble, helpless Ant: competent, effective **helpless **ineffectual
Murky (adj) Dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision Syn: dim, cloudyAnt: clear, transparent ** creatures lurk(y) where it’s murky
Nefarious (adj) Wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards Syn: reprehensibleant: virtuous, honorable **monstrous
Piquant (adj) Stimulating to the tast or mind; pungent Syn: tangy, zestful Ant: bland, mild, tasteless **picante – spicy in Spanish
Primordial (adj) Developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times; fundamental, basic Syn: original, primal ** primitive, primary
Propinquity (n) Nearness in place or time; kinship Syn: proximity, similarity Ant: remoteness, distance ** P and Q are in close proximity in the alphabet a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Unwonted (adj) Not usual or expected; not in character Syn: unusual, atypical, uncommon Ant: usual, customary ** unusual, uncommon
Utopian (adj) Founded up on or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical Syn: idealisticAnt: realistic, pragmatic **I’m hopin’ to live in a utopian world!
Verbiage (n) Language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content; manner of expression Syn: jargon, verbosity ** word garbage ** too many verbs
Verdant (adj) Green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment Syn: naïve, artless Ant: scorched, sere, barren ** verde – green in Spanish
Viscous (adj) Having a gelatinous or gluey quality Syn: gummy, sticky thick Ant: runny, watery ** mucous is viscous (sorry!)
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