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  1. Adulterate
    • to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
    • SYN: contaminate, pollute, sully
    • ANT: purify, purge, expurgate
  2. Ambidextrous
    • able to use both hands equally well, very skillful, deceitful, hypocritical
    • SYN: versatile, facile
    • ANT: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
  3. Augment
    • to make larger, increase
    • SYN: enlarge, supplement, amplify
    • ANT: decrease, diminish
  4. Bereft
    • deprived of, made unhappy through a loss
    • SYN: bereaved
    • ANT: replete, well provided
  5. Deploy
    • to position or arrange, to utilize, to form up
    • SYN: station, organized
  6. Dour
    • stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
    • SYN: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
    • ANT: cheery, inviting, genial
  7. Fortitude
    • courage in facing difficulties
    • SYN: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
    • ANT: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
  8. Gape
    • to stare with open mouth, to open mouth wide, to open wide
    • SYN: gawk, ogle
  9. Gibe
    • (v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
    • SYN: ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
    • ANT: compliment, praise
  10. Guise
    • an external appearance, cover, mask
    • SYN: costume, semblance, pretense
  11. Insidious
    • intended to deceive or entrap, sly, treacherous
    • SYN: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
    • ANT: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
  12. Intimation
    • a hint, indirect suggestion
    • SYN: clue, indication, inkling
  13. Opulent
    • wealthy, luxurious, ample, grandiose
    • SYN: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
    • ANT: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
  14. Pliable
    • easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
    • SYN: supple, adaptable, resilient
    • ANT: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
  15. Reiterate
    • to say again, repeat
    • SYN: restate, rehash, recapitulate
  16. Stolid
    • not easily moved mentally or emotionally, dull, unresponsive
    • SYN: impassive, phlegmatic
    • ANT: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
  17. Tentative
    • experimental in nature, uncertain, hesitant
    • SYN: provisional, inconclusive
    • ANT: definite, conclusive, confirmed
  18. Unkempt
    • not combed, untidy, not properly maintained, unpolished, rude
    • SYN: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
    • ANT: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
  19. Verbatim
    • word for word, exactly as written or spokenĀ 
    • SYN: exact, precisely
    • ANT: paraphrased
  20. Warily
    • cautiously, with great care
    • SYN: carefully, prudently, gingerly
    • ANT: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously

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