Vocabulary 1 Flashcards

English III H
Terms Definitions
adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
augment
to make larger, increase
bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
dour
stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties
gape
to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
gibe
to utter taunting words; expression of scorn
guise
an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pliable
easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
reiterate
to say again, repeat
stoild
not easily moved moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive.
tentative
experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkempt
not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
cautiously, with great care
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