20 terms

Unit 1- English 10

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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

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