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Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 1

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Adulterate
(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
Ambidextrous
(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
Augment
(v.) to make larger, increase
Bereft
(adj.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Deploy
(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
Dour
(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
Fortitude
(n.) courage in facing difficulties
Gape
(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
Gibe
(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
Guise
(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
Insidious
(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
Intimation
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
Opulent
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
Pliable
(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
Reiterate
(v.) to say again, repeat
Stolid
(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
Tentative
(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
Unkempt
(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
Verbatim
(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
Warily
(adv.) cautiously, with great care