Vocabulary Workshop Level E; Unit 1

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Adulterate
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(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value * synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully * acronyms: purify, purge, expurgate
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Ambidextrous
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(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; decietful, hypocritical * synonyms: versatile, facile * clumsy, all thumbs, maladriot
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Augment
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(v.) to make larger, increase * synonyms: enlarge, supplement, amplify * antonyms: decrease, diminish
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Bereft
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(adj.) deprive of; made unhappy through a loss * synonyms: bereaved * acronyms: replete, well provided
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Deploy
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(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up * synonyms: station, organize
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Dour
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(adj.) stern, unyeilding, gloomy, ill-humored * synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine * acronyms: cheering, inviting, genial
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Fortitude
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(n.) courage in facing difficulties * synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle * antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
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Gape
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(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide * synonyms: gawk, ogle
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Gibe
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(v.) (n.) to utter taughting words; an expression of scorn * synonyms: ridicule, mock, deride, jeer * antonyms: (n.) compliment, praise
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Guise
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(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask * synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense
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Insidious
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(adj.) intended to decieve or entrap; sly, treacherous * synonmys: cunning, underhanded, perfidious * antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
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Intimation
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(n.) a hint; indirect suggestion * synonyms: clue, indication, inkling
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Opulent
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(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose * synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant * antonyms: povery-stricken, wretched, destitute
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Pliable
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(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced * synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient * antonyms: rigid, in flexible,recalcitrant
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Reiterate
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(v.) to say again, repeat * synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate
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Stolid
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(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive * synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic * antonyms: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
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Tentative
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(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant * synonyms: provisional, inconclusive * antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed
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Unkempt
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(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude * synonyms: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough * antonyms; well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
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Verbatim
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(adj.) (adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken * synonyms: exact; precisely * antonyms: paraphased
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Warily
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(adj.) cautiously, with great care * synonyms: carefully, prudently * antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously

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