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Unit 1 Synonyms/Antonyms

test 9/17/08
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adulterate
SYN: contaminate, pollute, sully ANT:purify, purge, expurgate
ambidextrous
SYN:versatile, facile ANT: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
augment
SYN:enlarge, supplement, amplify ANT:decrease, diminish
bereft
SYN: bereaved ANT: replete, well provided
deploy
SYN: station, organize
dour
SYN: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine ANT: cheery, inviting, genial
fortitude
SYN: resolve, steadfastness, mettle ANT:fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
gape
SYN: gawk, ogle
gibe
SYN: (v.) ridicule, mock, deride, jeer ANT: (n.) compliment, praise
guise
SYN: costume,semblance, pretense
insidious
SYN: cunning, underhanded, perfidious ANT:frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
intimation
SYN: clue, indication, inkling
opulent
SYN: rich, lavish,plentiful, abundant ANT: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
pliable
SYN:supple, adaptable, resilient ANT: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
reiterate
SYN: restate, rehash, recapitulate
stolid
SYN: impassive, phlegmatic ANT: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
tentative
SYN: provisional, inconclusive ANT:definite, conclusive, confirmed
unkempt
SYN: sloppy,disheveled, disordered, rough ANT:well-groomed, tide, neat, natty
verbatim
SYN: (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely ANT:(adj.) paraphrased
warily
SYN: carefully, prudently, gingerly ANT: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously