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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
(part., adj.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss.
deploy
(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up.
dour
(adj.) stern, unlyielding; 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.) experiemental 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.
adroit
(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind.
amicable
(adj.) peaceable, friendly.
averse
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; cambative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war.
feasible
(adj.) possible, able to be done.
grimace
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face.
holocaust
(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering.
impervious
(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance.
impetus
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus.
jeopardy
(n.) danger
meticulous
(adj.) extremly careful; particular about details.
nostalgia
(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness.
quintessence
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example.
retrogress
(n.) to move backwards; to return to an earlier condition.
scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely.
tepid
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiatic, marked by an absense.
adversary
(n.) an enemy, opponent.
artifice
(n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; clever skill; trickery.
alienate
(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey.
coerce
(v.) to compel, force
craven
(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward.
culinary
(adj.) of or related to cooking or to the kitchen.
delete
(v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out.
exhilarate
(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to.
demise
(n.) death, especially of a person in a lofty position.
fallow
(adj.) plowed but not seede; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed.
harrass
(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks.
inclement
(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe om attitude or action.
muse
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder.
negligible
(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting.
precedent
(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action.
punitive
(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment.
redress
(v.) to set right, remedy; (v.) relief from wrong or injury.
sojourn
(n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time.
urbane
(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave.
benevolent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
cursory
(adj.) hasty, not thorough.
duplicity
(n.) treachery, decietfulness.
extol
(v.) to praise extravagantly.
belligerent
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; cambative, agressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war.