20 terms

Durrett Vocab 1.1

English 11 - Vocabulary
Adulterate, Verb
"Louie! Don't adulterate those Louis Vuitton purses!"
To use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of any professedly genuine article, to make impure by adding inferior materials or elements.
Ambidextrous, Adj.
P-Rod is an ambidextrous skater.
Able to use both hands equally well, unusually skillful.
Augment, Verb
Some commercials say they can augment men.
To make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase.
Bereft, Adj.
Zoo animals are bereft of their freedom.
Deploy, Verb
Deploy the soldiers.
To arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately
Dour, Adj.
Stop being so dour.
Sullen; gloomy
Fortitude, Noun
Her fortitude with those children is amazing.
Mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.
Gape, Verb
He gaped his head when he fell on the corner of a table.
To open as a gap; split or become open wide
Gibe, Verb
The player gibed to his rival.
To utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer
Guise, Noun
Charlie has a new guise going on.
General external appearance; aspect; semblance
Insidious, Adj.
The contract is quite insidious towards its recipient.
Intended to entrap or beuile, stealthily treacherous or deceitful
Intimation, Noun
His eyes showed intimation of sorrow.
A hint; suggestion
Opulent, Adj.
He comes from an opulent family.
Wealthy, rich, or affluent
Pliable, Adj
His will is pliable.
Easily influence or persuaded
Reiterate, Verb
Do not make me reiterate myself.
To say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively
Stolid, Adj.
He has a stolid mentallity.
Not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
Tentative, Adj.
I was tentative of the man selling me a laptop out of his trunk, yet this computer still works.
Unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant
Unkempt, Adj.
Their style was unkempt.
Uncared - for or neglected; disheveled; messy
Verbatim, Adj., Adv.
He made us say it verbatim 100,000,000 times.
In exactly the same words; word for word
Warily, Adv.
He warily followed the stranger into the tavern.
Watchful; being on one's guard against danger