Vocabulary Level E, Unit 1

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adulterate

(v.) to corrupt or make worse by adding something of lesser value

ambidextrous

(adj.) able to use both hands equally well

augment

(v.) to make larger, increase

bereft

(adj.) deprived of

deploy

(v.) to position, arrange, or utilize

dour

(adj.) stern, gloomy, harsh

fortitude

(n.) courage in facing difficulties

gape

(v.) to stare with an open mouth

gibe

(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn

guise

(n.) an external appearance, mask

insidious

(adj.) intended to deceive; treacherous

intimation

(n.) a hint or indirect suggestion

opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious, ample

pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible

reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat

stolid

(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally, unresponsive

tentative

(adj.) uncertain or hesitant

unkempt

(adj.) not combed, untidy; unpolished

verbatim

(adj. / adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken

warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care

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