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  1. adulterate
    (v.) to corrupt, make worse by the adition of something of lesser value. SYNONYMS: contaminate, pollute, sully ANTONYMS: purify, purge, expurgate
  2. ambidextrous
    (adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skilful; deceitful, hypocritical SYNONYMS: versatile, facile ANTONYMS: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
  3. augment
    (v.) to make larger, increase SYNONYMS: enlarge, supplement, amplify ANTONYMS: decrease, diminish
  4. bereft
    (adj.,part.) deprived of, made unhappy through a loss SYNONYMS: bereaved ANTONYMS: replete, well provided
  5. deploy
    (v.) to position or arrange SYNONYM: station, organize
  6. dour
    (adj.) stern SYNONYMS: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine ANTONYMS: cherry, inviting, genial
  7. fortitude
    (n.) courage in facing difficulties SYNONYMS: resolve, steadfastness, mettle ANTONYMS: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
  8. gape
    (v.) to stare with open mouth SYN: gawk, ogle
  9. gibe
    (v.) to utter taunting words SYN (v.): ridicule, mock, deride, jeer ANT (n.): compliment, praise
  10. guise
    (n.) an external appearance SYN: costume, semblance, pretense
  11. insidious
    (adj.) intended to decieve or entrap SYN: cunning, underhanded, perfidious ANT: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
  12. intimation
    (n.) a hint SYN: clue, indication, inkling
  13. opulent
    (adj.) wealthy SYN: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant ANT: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
  14. pliable
    (adj.) easily bent, flexible SYN: supple, adaptable, resilient ANT: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
  15. reiterate
    (v.) to say again SYN: restate, rehash, recapitulate
  16. stolid
    (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally SYN: impassive, phlegmatic ANT: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
  17. tentative
    (adj.) experiment in nature SYN: provisional, inconclusive ANT: definite, conclusive, confirmed
  18. unkempt
    (adj.) not combed SYN: sloppy, disheveled ANT: well-groomed
  19. verbatim
    (adj.,adv.) word for word SYN: (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely ANT: (adj.) paraphrased
  20. warily
    (adv.) cautiously SYN: carefully ANT: recklessly

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2009-10-26 02:58:24
vocab e level workshop

vocabulary workshop level e lesson 1
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