20 terms

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