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Intimation
Hint, indirect suggestion

He had given only
intimations of his new job.
augment
to increase, add to:

We augmented the advertising budget in order to increase sales.
Verbatim
verbatim /vrbetm/ adj.adv. word-for-word, related to using s.o.'s exact words:
I quoted verbatim what the professor said. I made a verbatim quote.
Pliable
pliable /plabl/ adj. 1 flexible, capable of being bent or shaped:
Heating metal makes it pliable so that it can be shaped into useful things.

2 easily persuaded or ruled by others: He is pliable and will do what he is told.
Opulent
Wealthy, luxurious

The African prince wore opulent purple and gold robes.
Guise
guise /gaz/ n. 1 frml. appearance, look 2 fig. disguise, camouflage:

Under the guise of night, the soldiers marched forward.
Insidious
insidious /nsdis/ adj. bad or harmful without being obvious or easy to see:

The doctor found the insidious cancer before my friend felt pain. -n.
Reiterate
reiterate /ritret/ v.frml. [T] -ated, -ating, -ates to say s.t. again, repeat s.t.:

The professor reiterated the main points in his lecture. -n. [
Stolid
stolid /stld/ adj. showing little feeling or emotion:

She didn't smile or laugh: she kept her usual stolid face. -adv.
Tentative
tentative /tnttv/ adj. 1 indefinite, provisional: We have a tentative appointment next week, but we need to confirm it. 2 hesitant, doubtful: She has a tentative feeling about going ahead with the project.
Unkempt
unkempt /nkmpt/ adj. messy:

His hair is unkempt because he never combs it.
Wary
wary /wri/ adj. -ier, -iest concerned about danger, (syn.) cautious:

He is very wary of driving his car late at night
adulterate
to mix with harmful or unwanted substances

The orange juice was adulterated with insect poison. -n. [U]
ambidextrous
use both hands equally well

He's ambidextrous and can write with either hand.
Bereft
without, loss (s.o. or s.t.), lacking:

The room is bereft of any furniture.
Deploy
to position military action:

The general deployed his forces along the battlefront.
Dour
unsmiling, (syns.) gloomy, sullen:

A man with a dour look on his face lives alone in that house.
Fortitude
courage in the face of difficulties:

He showed fortitude in his battle against cancer
Gape
gaped, gaping, gapes 1 to look at s.o. or s.t. with the mouth open, usu. in surprise:

The children gaped at the big elephant in the zoo
gibe
gibe /dab/ n. a remark that makes fun of s.o., or points out s.o.'s faults:

The speaker made gibes at his political opponent's statement.