H English 10: Vocab Unit 1

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  1. adulterate
    a DUL ter ate, verb: to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
  2. ambidextrous
    am bi DEK strus, adj: able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
  3. augment
    aug MENT, verb: to make larger, increase
  4. bereft
    bih REFT, adj: deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
  5. deploy
    dih PLOY, verb: to position or arrange, to utilize; to form up
  6. dour
    door, adj: stern, unyielding, glooming, ill-humored
  7. fortitude
    FOR ti tude, n: courage in facing difficulties
  8. gape
    gape, verb: to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
  9. gibe
    gibe, v: to utter taunting words, or n: an expression of scorn
  10. guise
    geyez, n: an external appearance, cover, mask
  11. insidious
    in SID ee us, adj: intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
  12. intimation
    in ti MAY shun, n: a hint, an indirect suggestion
  13. opulent
    OP yuh lent, adj: wealthy, luxurious; ample, grandiose
  14. pliable
    PLY uh bul, adj: easukt bent, flexible; easily influenced
  15. reiterate
    re IT er ate, verb: to say again, repeat
  16. stolid
    STAHL id, adj: not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
  17. tentative
    TEN ta tive, adj: experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
  18. unkempt
    un KEMPT, adj: not combed; untidy; not propertly maintained; umpolished, rude
  19. verbatim
    ver BAY tum, adj/adv: word for word; exactly as written or spoken
  20. warily
    WARE ih lee, adv: cautiously, with great care

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