Vocabulary 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., part.) 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