Vocabulary

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Vocabulary
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  1. to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
    adulterate
  2. able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
    ambidextrous
  3. to make larger; increase
    augment
  4. deprived of; make unhappy through a loss
    bereft
  5. to position or arrange; to utiliz; to form up
    deploy
  6. stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
    dour
  7. courage in facing difficulties
    fortitude
  8. to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
    gape
  9. to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn
    gibe
  10. an external appearance, cover, mask
    guise
  11. intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
    insidious
  12. a hint, indirec suggestion
    intimation
  13. wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
    opulent
  14. easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
    pliable
  15. to say again; repeat
    reiterate
  16. not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
    stolid
  17. experimental in nature, uncertain, hesitant
    tentative
  18. not combed; untidy; not properly maintained, unpolished, rude
    unkempt
  19. word for word; exactly as written or spoken
    verbatim
  20. cautiously, with great care
    warily
  21. skillful, expert in use of the hands or mind
    adroit
  22. peaceable, friendly
    amicable
  23. having a deep-seated distate; opposed, unwilling
    averse
  24. given to fighting, warlike, combative, agressibe; one at war, one engaged in wat
    belligerent
  25. kindly; charitable
    benevolent
  26. hasty, not thorough
    cursory
  27. treachery; deceitfulness
    duplicity
  28. to praise extravagantly
    extol
  29. possible; able to be done
    feasible
  30. a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face
    grimace
  31. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire, a vast slaughter, a burnt offering
    holocaust
  32. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
    impervious
  33. a moving force, impulse, stimulus
    impetus
  34. danger
    jeopardy
  35. extremely careful; particular about details
    meticulous
  36. a longing for something past; homelessness
    nostalgia
  37. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
    quintessence
  38. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
    retrogress
  39. to examine closely
    scrutinize
  40. lukewarm; unenthusiatic, marked by an absence of interest
    tepid
  41. an enemy, oponent
    adversary
  42. to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
    alienate
  43. a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
    artifice
  44. to compel, force
    coerce
  45. cowardly; a coward
    craven
  46. of or related to cooking or the kitchen
    culinary
  47. to erase, wipe out, cut out
    delete
  48. a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
    demise
  49. to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
    exhilarate
  50. plowed but not seeded; inactive;reddish-yellow
    fallow
  51. to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
    harass
  52. stormy; harsh; severe in attitude or action
    inclement
  53. to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
    muse
  54. so unimportant that it can be disregarded
    negligible
  55. to make permanent or long lasting
    perpetuate
  56. an example that may serve as abasis for imitation or later action
    precedent
  57. inflicting or aiming at punishment
    punitive
  58. to set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury
    redress
  59. a temporary stay; to stay for a time
    sojourn
  60. refined in manner or style, suave
    urbane

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