Parts of Speech, Definitions, Synonyms and Antonyms - Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 1

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Adulterate

to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

Ambidextrous

able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

Augment

to make larger, increase

Bereft

deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

Deploy

to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

Dour

stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

Fortitude

courage in facing difficulties

Gape

to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

Gibe

to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn

Guise

an external appearance, cover, mask

Insidious

intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

Intimation

a hint, indirect suggestion

opulent

wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

Pliable

easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

Reiterate

to say again, repeat

Stolid

not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

Tentative

experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

Unkempt

not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

Verbatim

word for word; exactly as written or spoken

Warily

cautiously, with great care

adulterate

Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully
Antonyms: purify, purge, expurgate

ambidextrous

Synonyms: versatile, facile
Antonyms: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit

augment

Synonyms: enlarge, supplement, amplify
Antonyms: decrease, diminish

bereft

Synonyms: bereaved
Antonyms: replete, well provided

deploy

Synonyms: station, organize

dour

Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
Antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial

fortitude

Synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness

gape

Synonyms: gawk, ogle

gibe

Synonyms: (verb) ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
Antonyms: (noun) compliment, praise

guise

Synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense

insidious

Synonyms: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Antonyms: frank, ingenious, aboveboard

intimation

Synonyms: clue, indication, inkling

opulent

Synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
Antonyms: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute

pliable

Synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient
Antonyms: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant

reiterate

Synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate

stolid

Synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic
Antonyms: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung

tentative

Synonyms: provisional, inconclusive
Antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed

unkempt

Synonyms: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
Antonyms: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty

verbatim

Synonyms: (adjective) exact; (adverb) precisely
Antonyms: (adjective) paraphrased

warily

Synonyms: carefully, prudently, gingerly
Antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously

verb

Adulterate (part of speech)

adjective

Ambidextrous (part of speech)

verb

Augment (part of speech)

adjective

Bereft (part of speech)

verb

Deploy (part of speech)

adjective

Dour (part of speech)

noun

Fortitude (part of speech)

verb

Gape (part of speech)

verb, noun

Gibe (part of speech)

noun

Guise (part of speech)

adjective

Insidious (part of speech)

noun

Intimation (part of speech)

adjective

opulent (part of speech)

adjective

Pliable (part of speech)

verb

Reiterate (part of speech)

adjective

Stolid (part of speech)

adjective

Tentative (part of speech)

adjective

Unkempt (part of speech)

adjective, adverb

Verbatim (part of speech)

adverb

Warily (part of speech)

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