english vocab

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english vocab
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  1. adulterate
    • to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.
    • synonyms:pollute, sully
    • antonyms: purify, purge
  2. ambidextrous
    • able to use both hands equally well, very skillful
    • synonyms:versatile, facile
    • antonyms:clumsy, all thumbs
  3. augment
    • to make larger, increase
    • synonyms: enlarge, supplement
    • anytonyms:decrease
  4. bereft
    • deprived of, unhappy through a loss
    • synonym: bereaved
    • antonyms: replete, well provided
  5. deploy
    synonyms: station, organize
  6. dour
    • stern, gloomy
    • synonyms: harsh, forbidding
    • antonyms: cherry, inviting
  7. fortitude
    • courage in facing difficulties
    • synonyms: resolve, mettle
    • antonyms: fearfulness
  8. gape
    • to stare open with mouth, to open wide
    • synonyms: gawk, ogle
  9. gibe
    • to utter taunting words, an expression of scorn
    • symonyms: mock, deride
    • antonyms: compliment, praise
  10. guise
    • an external appearance, cover, mask
    • synonyms: costume, pretense
  11. insidious
    • intended to deceive or entrap, sly
    • symnonyms: underhanded, cunning
    • anyonyms: frank, aboveboard
  12. intimation
    • a hint, indirect suggestion
    • synonyms: clue, indication
  13. opulent
    • wealthy, luxurious
    • symnonms: rich, lavish
    • antonyms: destidue, poverty-strickened
  14. pilable
    • easily bent, flexible
    • syn: supple, adapatble
    • ant: rigid, inflexible
  15. reiterate
    • to say again, repeat
    • syn: restate, rehash
  16. stolid
    • not easily moved by others mentally or emotionally
    • syn: impassive
    • ant: emotional, oversenstive
  17. tentative
    • experimental in naturem uncertain
    • syn;: inconclusive
    • ant: definitem confirmed
  18. unkempt
    • not combed, untidy, rude
    • sym: sloppy, disorded
    • ant: tidy, neat
  19. verbatim
    • word for word
    • sym: exactm precisely
    • ant: paraphrased
  20. warily
    • cautioulsy, with great care
    • sym: carefully, prudently
    • ant: recklessly, incautiously

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