Vocab Unit 1 (sophomore)

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Vocab Unit 1 (sophomore)
2012-01-04 15:33:01
Vocab Sophomore Semester

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  1. adulterate
    • (v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
    • synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully
    • antonyms: purify, purge, expurgate
  2. ambidextrous
    • (adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
    • synonyms: versatile, facile
    • antonyms: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
  3. augment
    • (v.) to make longer, increase
    • synonyms: enlarge, supplement, amplify
    • antonyms: decrease, diminish
  4. bereft
    • (adj.,part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
    • synonym: bereaved
    • antonyms: replete, well provided
  5. deploy
    • (v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
    • synonyms: station, organize
    • antonyms: (none)
  6. dour
    • (adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
    • synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
    • antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial
  7. fortitude
    • (n.) courage in facing difficulties
    • synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
    • antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, faintheatedness
  8. gape
    • (v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
    • synonyms: gawk, ogle
    • antonyms: (none)
  9. gibe
    • (v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
    • synonyms: (v.) ridicule, mock deride, jeer
    • antonyms: (n.) compliment, praise
  10. guise
    • (n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
    • synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense
    • antonyms: (none)
  11. insidious
    • (adj.) intended to decive or entrap; sly, treacherous
    • synonyms: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
    • antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
  12. intimation
    • (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
    • synonyms: clue, indication, inkling
    • antonyms: (none)
  13. opulent
    • (adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
    • synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
    • antonyms: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
  14. pliable
    • (adj.) eadily bent, flexible; easily influenced
    • synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient
    • antonyms: rigid, inflexible, recelcitrant
  15. reiterate
    • (v.) to say again, repeat
    • synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate
    • antonyms: (none)
  16. stolid
    • (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
    • synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic
    • antonyms: emotional, oversensative, high-strung
  17. tentative
    • (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
    • synonyms: provisional, inconclusive
    • antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed
  18. unkempt
    • (adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained;unpolished, rude
    • synonyms: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
    • antonyms: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
  19. verbatim
    • (adj.,adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
    • synonyms: (adj.) exact; (adj.) precisely
    • antonyms: (adj.) paraphrased
  20. warily
    • (adv.) cautiously, with great care
    • synonyms: carefully, prudently, gingerly
    • antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously