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

syn: contaminate, pollute, sully
ant: purify, purge, expurgate
adulterate
(adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

syn: versatile, facile
ant: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
ambidextrous
(v) to make larger, increase

syn: enlarge, supplement, amplify
ant: decrease, diminish
augment
(adj, part) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

syn: bereaved
ant: replete, well provided
bereft
(v) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

syn: station, organize
deploy
(adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

syn: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
ant: cheery, inviting, genial
dour
(n) courage in facing difficulties

syn: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
ant: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
fortitude
(v) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

syn: gawk, ogle
gape
(v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scourn

syn: (v) ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
ant: (n) compliment, praise
gibe
(n) an external appearance, cover, mask

syn: costume, semblance, pretense
guise
(adj) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

syn: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
ant: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
insidious
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion

syn: clue, indication, inkling
intimation
((adj) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

syn: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
ant: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
opulent
(adj) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

syn: supple, adaptable, resilient
ant: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
pliable
(v) to say again, repeat

syn: restate, rehash, recapitulate
reiterate
(adj) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

syn: impassive, phlegmatic
ant: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
stolid
(adj) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

syn: provisional, inconclusive
ant: definite, conclusive, confirmed
tentative
(adj) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

syn: sloppy, desheveled, disordered, rough
ant: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
unkempt
(adj, adv) word for word; exactly as written or spoken

syn: (adj) exact; (adv) precisely
ant: (adj) paraphrased
verbatim
(adv) cautiously, with great care

syn: carefully, prudently, gingerly
ant: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously
warily