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vocab 1-3

Terms

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adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition something of lesser value
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful, deceitful, hypocritical
augment
to make larger
bereft
deprived of, made unhappy through a loss
deploy
to position or arrange; to utiilize, form up
dour
stern, yeilding, gloomy, ill humored
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties
gape
to stare with open mouth
gibe
to utter taunting words, an expression of scorn
guise
an external cover, mask, appearance
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap
intimation
a hint indirect suggestion
opulent
wealthy, luxurious, ample
pliable
easily bent, flexible,
reiterate
to say again repeat
stolid
not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull unreponsive
tentative
experimental in nature, uncertain, hesitant
unkempt
not combed untidy, not properly maintained; unpolishd, rude
verbatim
exactly word for word
warily
cautiously, with great care
adroit
skillful, expert in the use of hands or minds
amicable
peaceable, friendly
averse
having a deep seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
given to fighting, warlike, combative
benevolent
kindly, charitable
cursory
hasty, not thorough
duplicity
treachery, deceitfulness
extol
to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible, able to be done
grimace
a wry face, facial distortion
holocaust
a large-scale destruction
impervious
not affected or hurt by, admitting no passage
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
danger
meticulous
extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
a longing for something past, homesickness
quintessence
the purest essence or form of something; the ost typical example
retrogress
to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
to examine closely
tepid
lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
adversary
an enemy, opponent
alienate
to turn away, to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer
artifice
a skillful or ingenious device, a clever trick; a clever skill, trickery,
coerce
to force, compell
craven
cowardly, a coward
culinary
of or related to cooking
delete
to erase, wipe out, cut out
demise
death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate
to enliven, cheer, give spirit
harass
to disturb, worry, to trouble by repeated attacks
fallow
plowed but not seeded, inactive, reddish yellow land left unseeded, to plow but not seed
inclement
stormy, harsh, severe in attitude or action
muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasting
precedent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
to set right, remedy, relief from wrong or injury
sojourn
to stay for a time, a temporary stay
urbane
refined in manner or style

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