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Vocab Unit 1


adulterate (v) to corrupt contaminate, pollute, sully purify, purge, expurgate
ambidextrous (adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful versatile, facile clumsy, maladroit
augment (v) to make larger enlarge, supplement, amplify decrease, diminish
bereft (adj, participle) deprived of bereaved replete, well-provided
deploy (v) to position or arrange station, organize n/a
dour (adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine cheery, inviting, genial
fortitude (n) courage in facing difficulties resolve, steadfastness, mettle timidity, faintheartedness
gape (v) to stare with open mouth gawk, ogle n/a
guise (n) an external appearance, cover, mask costume, semblance, pretense n/a
gibe (v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scorn ridicule, deride, jeer compliment, praise
insidious (adj) intended to deiceve or enrap, sly, treacherous cunning, underhanded, perfidious frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
intimation (n) a hint, indirect suggestion clue, indication, inkling n/a
opulent (adj) wealthy, luxurious, ample rich, lavish, plentful, abundant wretched, destitute
pliable (adj) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced supple, adaptable, resilient rigid, recalcitrant
reiterate (v) to say again restate, rehash, recapitulate n/a
stolid (adj) dull or unresponsive mentally or emotionally impassive, phlegmatic emotional, oversensitive
tentative (adj) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant provisional, inconclusive definitive, confirmed
unkempt (adj) not combed; untidy sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough tidy, neat, natty
verbatim (adj, adv) word for word exact, precisely paraphrased
warily (adv) cautiously carefully, prudently, gingerly recklessly, heedlessly
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