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20 terms

unit 1

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adulturate
(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