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1 Unit Three Level G Vocabulary

2 Ar tic’ u late (verb) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by joint or joints (Adj.) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed Sentence: Few people can articulate their emotions during times of stress. (verb) Sentence: The most articulate student in the class was chosen to mediate the debate. (adj.) Synonyms: (v.) pronounce, elucidate; (adj.) eloquent Antonyms: (v.) mumble, slur; (adj.) tongue-tied; halting

3 Ca vort’ (verb) to romp or prance around exuberantly to make merry
Sentence: The actors in the musical cavorted on stage. Synonym: gambol

4 Cred’ ence (noun) belief, mental acceptance
Sentence: The government and the public failed to give credence to the reports of an impending water shortage. Synonyms: credit, trust, confidence Antonyms: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity

5 De cry’ (verb) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate Sentence: Every arm of government and every educational institution should decry bigotry in all its forms. Synonyms: denounce, censure, devalue Antonyms: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise

6 Dis sem’ ble (verb) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression Sentence: The young man was able to dissemble his feelings and admitted to having committed the crime. Synonyms: dissimulate, mask, feign

7 Dis traught’ (adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict Sentence: The workforce became distraught in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash. Synonyms: frantic, distracted Antonyms: calm, composed, collected

8 Eu’ lo gy (noun) a formal statement of commendation; high praise
Sentence: The best friend and longtime law partner of the deceased delivered the eulogy at the funeral. Synonyms: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial Antonyms: philippic, diatribe, invective

9 E vince’ (verb) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Sentence: The crowd did not evince any signs of panic but moved in an orderly fashion to the nearest exits. Synonyms: exhibit, manifest, occasion

10 Ex hume’ ( verb) to remove from a grave; to bring to light
Sentence: Suspecting foul play, the coroner issued an order to exhume the body immediately. Synonyms: disinter, unearth, uncover Antonyms: bury, inter

11 Feck’ less (adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable Sentence: Although a feckless youth, he eventually matured into a hard-working and responsible citizen. Synonyms: feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual Antonyms: competent, capable, effective

12 Mur’ ky (Adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision Sentence: Many visitors have claimed to see a mysterious creature in the murky waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. Synonyms: dim, cloudy, unclear Antonyms: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid

13 Ne far’ i ous (adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
Sentence: Brutus and Cassius hatched a nefarious plot to assassinate Julius Caesar on the steps of the Roman Senate. Synonyms: iniquitous, reprehensible Antonyms: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious

14 Pi’ quant (adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative Sentence: The chef was an expert in making those piquant dishes that are characteristic of South Indian cooking. Synonyms: tangy, zestful Antonyms: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild

15 Pri mor’ di al (adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic. Sentence: The primordial stages of most civilizations are founded on common needs met by common goals. Synonyms: original, primeval, primal

16 Pro pin’ qui ty (noun) nearness in place or time; kinship
Sentence: The propinquity of the two cities has created a greater metropolitan area that in effect is one city. Synonyms: proximity, similarity Antonyms: remoteness, distance

17 Un won’ ted (adj.) not usual or expected not in character
Sentence: The listless student answered with unwonted spirit when the subject of military tactics was raised. Synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical Antonyms: usual, customary, typical

18 U to’ pi an (adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical Sentence: A number of American religious groups like the Shakers have built separate communities based on utopian schemes. Synonym: idealistic Antonyms: realistic, pragmatic

19 Ver’ bi age (noun) Language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression Sentence: The contract was full of meaningless verbiage that seemed designed to confuse the lay person. Synonyms: verbosity, prolixity, diction, jargon

20 Ver’ dant (adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment Sentence: The tourists on safari traveled over the verdant grasslands of Kenya in search of native wildlife. Synonyms: artless, naïve Antonyms: scorched, sere, barren, arid

21 Vis’ cous (adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity Sentence: The varnish left a viscous residue that was hard to remove on the wood. Synonyms: gummy, sticky, thick Antonyms: runny, watery, aqueous

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