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Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 1

This is a flashcard set for unit 1 of Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E. definition; synonyms; antonyms, part of speech
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Adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
SYN contaminate, pollute, sully
ANT purify, purge, expurgate
(v)
Ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well, very skillful, deceitful, hypocritical
SYN versatile, facile
ANT clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
(adj)
Augment
to make larger, increase
SYN enlarge, supplement, amplify
ANT decrease, diminish
(v)
Bereft
deprived of, made unhappy through a loss
SYN bereaved
ANT replete, well provided
(adj)
Deploy
to position or arrange, to utilize, to form up
SYN station, organized
(v)
Dour
stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
SYN harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
ANT cheery, inviting, genial
(adj)
Fortitude
courage in facing difficulties
SYN resolve, steadfastness, mettle
ANT fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
(n)
Gape
to stare with open mouth, to open mouth wide, to open wide
SYN gawk, ogle
(v)
Gibe
to utter taunting words, an expression of scorn
SYN ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
ANT compliment, praise
(v) (n)
Guise
an external appearance, cover, mask
SYN costume, semblance, pretense
(n)
Insidious
intended to deceive or entrap, sly, treacherous
SYN cunning, underhanded, perfidious
ANT frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
(adj)
Intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion
SYN clue, indication, inkling
(n)
Opulent
wealthy, luxurious, ample, grandiose
SYN rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
ANT poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
(adj)
Pliable
easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
SYN supple, adaptable, resilient
ANT rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
(adj)
Reiterate
to say again, repeat
SYN restate, rehash, recapitulate
(v)
Stolid
not easily moved mentally or emotionally, dull, unresponsive
SYN impassive, phlegmatic
ANT emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
(adj)
Tentative
experimental in nature, uncertain, hesitant
SYN provisional, inconclusive
ANT definite, conclusive, confirmed
(adj)
Unkempt
not combed, untidy, not properly maintained, unpolished, rude
SYN sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
ANT well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
(adj)
Verbatim
word for word, exactly as written or spoken
SYN exact, precisely
ANT paraphrased
(adj) (adv)
Warily
cautiously, with great care
SYN carefully, prudently, gingerly
ANT recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously
(adv)