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adulterate

SYN: contaminate, pollute, sully ANT:purify, purge, expurgate

ambidextrous

SYN:versatile, facile ANT: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit

augment

SYN:enlarge, supplement, amplify ANT:decrease, diminish

bereft

SYN: bereaved ANT: replete, well provided

deploy

SYN: station, organize

dour

SYN: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine ANT: cheery, inviting, genial

fortitude

SYN: resolve, steadfastness, mettle ANT:fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness

gape

SYN: gawk, ogle

gibe

SYN: (v.) ridicule, mock, deride, jeer ANT: (n.) compliment, praise

guise

SYN: costume,semblance, pretense

insidious

SYN: cunning, underhanded, perfidious ANT:frank, ingenuous, aboveboard

intimation

SYN: clue, indication, inkling

opulent

SYN: rich, lavish,plentiful, abundant ANT: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute

pliable

SYN:supple, adaptable, resilient ANT: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant

reiterate

SYN: restate, rehash, recapitulate

stolid

SYN: impassive, phlegmatic ANT: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung

tentative

SYN: provisional, inconclusive ANT:definite, conclusive, confirmed

unkempt

SYN: sloppy,disheveled, disordered, rough ANT:well-groomed, tide, neat, natty

verbatim

SYN: (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely ANT:(adj.) paraphrased

warily

SYN: carefully, prudently, gingerly ANT: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously

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