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20 terms

Vocabulary 8 - 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
augment
to make larger, increase
bereft
deprived of; make unhappy through a loss
deploy
to position or arrange; to utilize
dour
stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties
gape
to stare with open mouth
gibe
to utter taunting words
guise
an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap
intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
wealthy, luxurious
pliable
easily bent, flexible
reiterate
to say again, repeat
stolid
not easily moved mentally or emotionally
tentative
experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkempt
not combed, untidy
verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
cautiously, with great care