Vocab Unit 1

adulterate

(v.)To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

ambidextrous

(adj.)able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

augment

(v.)to make larger, increase

bereft

(adj.)deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

deploy

(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

dour

(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

fortitude

(n.) courage in facing difficulties

gape

(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

gibe

(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn

guise

(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask

insidious

(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

intimation

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion

opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat

stolid

(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

tentative

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

unkempt

(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

verbatim

(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken

warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care