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Level E Vocabulary Workshop Study Guide

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adulterate
(v.) to corrupt
ambidexterous
(adj.) skilled in handwork; skillful
(adj.) deceitful, hypocritical; sly
augment
(v.) to make longer; increase (knowledge, income)
bereft
(adj.) deprived of, taken away
(adj.) made unhappy because of a loss
deploy
(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize
dour
(adj.) stern, gloomy, ill-humored, unyielding
fortitude
(n.) courage in times of trouble
gape
(v.) to stare with your mouth open
gibe
(n.) an expression of scorn or hatred
(v.) to taunt with utter words (trash talk)
guise
(n.) mask; cover up
insidious
(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly or treacherous
(adj.) sinister
intimation
(n.) a hint or a suggested decision
opulent
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious, grandiose
pliable
(adj.) easily bent; flexible; easily influenced
reiterate
(v.) to say again; to repeat
stolid
(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally
(adj.) dull, non-responsive
tentative
(adj.) uncertain, hesitant, not sure
unkempt
(adj.) untidy, not properly maintained
(adj.) unpolished, rude, no manners
verbatim
(adj.) word for word
wanly
(adv.) cautiously, very quickly, carefully
adroit
(adj.) skillful; ambidexterous
amicable
(adj.) likable, friendly
averse
(v.) oppose
belligerent
(adj.) hostile; aggressive
benevolent
(adj.) kind; generous
cursory
(adj.) hasty
duplicity
(n.) fraud
extol
(v.) to praise; applaud
feasible
(adj.) something that can be done
grimace
(n.) a disgusted face
holocaust
(n.) a large scale destruction
impervious
(adj.) not affected by
impetus
(n.) a moving force
jeopardy
(n.) danger
meticulous
(adj.) extremely careful
nostalgia
(n.) a longing for the past; homesickness
quintessence
(n.) the best example
retrogress
(v.) to revert; go back in a lower position
scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely
tepid
(adj.) lacking interest
(adj.) warm