Last updated on July 7, 2021 by

Articulate GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Articulate GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ɑːˈtɪk.jʊ.lət/ (adj & verb)


Adjective: able to express feelings and thoughts lucidly and fluently, lucid, expressive, eloquent, fluent, silver-tongued, comprehensible, coherent, smooth-spoken, intelligible

Verb: to pronounce or enunciate words clearly, express in words, utter, speak clearly, vocalize, voice


When you’re speaking a foreign language, nerves can make you speak quickly and trip over your words, but it’s important to speak slowly and in an articulate way. Don’t feel the need to speak as quickly as the other person is speaking unless you’re completely comfortable with it.

If you’re not comfortable speaking yet, keep your sentences short and simple, and learn how to ask somebody to repeat themselves. You’ll need to get used to asking people to repeat themselves without feeling embarrassed. Just say, “Sorry, I’m still learning [insert language], say it again, please”.

If you speak slowly, you have less chance of stumbling over your words, and there is more chance the other person will understand you. Don’t worry if you’re not understood, however, just try again. Every language learner has been in the situation where they can’t make themselves understood. If you give up and revert to English, then you’ll never make progress.



inarticulate, mumble, keep secret, incomprehensible

Parts of speech

Noun: articulation

Noun: articulacy

Noun: articulateness

Adverb: articulately

Adjective: articulable

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

Leave a Comment

Glad to see you're commenting. We'll answer your comments or questions immediately. Please note that all comments are reviewed. So, do NOT share links or use unreal names. We won't publish your Email address.

15 − 12 =