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Chatfield Intensive English 2 Vocabulary

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adulterate
to corrupt or contaminate
ambidextrous
able to use both hands; versatile
augment
to enlarge or increase
bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
to position or arrange; to send out (as in troops)
dour
stern, unyielding, gloomy
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties; emotional strength
gape
to stare or gawk at
gibe
to mock; an expression of scorn
guise
a mask or cover
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap
intimation
an indirect suggestion; a hint
opulent
wealthy, luxurious, lavish
pliable
easily bent, flexible
reiterate
to repeat or restate
stolid
not easily moved mentally or emotionally
tentative
hesitant; experimental in nature
unkempt
untidy, sloppy
verbatim
word for word
warily
cautiously, with great care
adroit
skillful; expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable
peaceable and friendly
averse
opposed, disinclined, or unwilling
belligerent
given to fighting; warlike; pugnacious
benevolent
kindly, charitable
cursory
hasty or perfunctory; not thorough
duplicity
treachery or fraud
extol
to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible or practicable
grimace
a wry face or pained expression
holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter
impervious
not affected or hurt by; impenetrable
impetus
an impulse or incentive
jeopardy
danger
meticulous
particular about details; fastidious
nostalgia
a longing for something in the past
quintessence
the purest essence or form of something
retrogress
to return to an earlier condition; revert
scrutinize
to examine closely; inspect
tepid
lukewarm; unenthusiastic
adversary
enemy, antagonist
alienate
to drive away or estrange
artifice
a clever tric; a ruse; something that is false
coerce
to compel or pressure someone into doing something
craven
cowardly
culinary
of or related to cooking or the kitchen
delete
to erase or cut out; to remove
demise
the end of something; a death
exhilarate
to enliven or stimulate; to give spirit to
fallow
plowed but not seeded; unproductive or dormant
harass
to disturb or hassle by repeated attacks
inclement
stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
muse
to meditate, contemplate or daydream
negligible
trivial, inconsequential
perpetuate
to continue or preserve
precedent
an example that serves as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
inflicting punishment
redress
to set right or remedy; rectify
sojourn
a temporary stay or visit
urbane
refined in manner or style; elegant
affiliated
associated with or connected to
ascertain
to find out or discover
attainment
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance; bestow
cogent
relevant, convincing, forceful
converge
to come together; gather
disperse
to scatter or spread far and wide
esteem
to regard or admire highly
expunge
to erase, obliterate, or destroy
finite
having limits; bounded
invulnerable
not able to be wounded or hurt; impregnable
malevolent
spiteful; evil
nonchalant
cool and confident; unconcerned
omniscient
all-knowing
panacea
a remedy for all ills; a cure-all
scrupulous
exact; attending thoroughly to details; having high minor standards
skulk
to lurk, slink, or prowl; to lie in hiding
supercilious
proud and contemptuous; snobbish
uncanny
strange or eeries
venial
excusable; minor
altruistic
unselfish; concerned with the welfare of others
assent
to express agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others; a patron
chivalrous
marked by honor or courtesy; gallant
clemency
mercy or leniency
dearth
a lack, scarcity; inadequate supply
diffident
shy, lacking in self-confidence
discrepancy
a disagreement or inconsistency
embark
to make a start or launch; commence
facile
easily done or attained; superficial; effortless
indomitable
unconquerable or unbeatable
infallible
free from error; incapable of committing wrong
plod
to walk heavily or slowly; to trudge along
pungent
sharp or spicy, especially in scent
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty; negligent
repose
to rest or sleep; a state of tranquility or peace
temerity
rashness or boldness; recklessness
truculent
fierce or cruel; aggressive; brutal or savage
unfeigned
sincere or real; without pretense; not faked (as in feeling)
virulent
full of malice; spiteful; venomous