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adulterate
V. to corrupt make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.
Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully
Antonyms: purify, purge, expurgate
ambidextrous
Adj. Able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
Synonyms: versatile, facile
Antonyms: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
bereft
(adj.,part.) deprived of; made unhappy though a loss
Synonyms: bereaved
Antonyms: replete, well provided
people without a bear are deprived of
deploy
(V.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
Synonyms: station organize
She sighed deeply and said oy as she tried to arrange her pieces
dour
(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forgidding, saturnine
Antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial
she ate a sour lemon and was gloomy
fortitude
(n.) courage in facing difficulties
Synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, fainheartedness
You have to have courage to fight in a fort
gape
(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
Synonyms: gawk, ogle
when she gaped, her eyes were as wide as grapes
gibe
(V.) to utter taunting words
(N.) an expression of scorn
Synonyms: (v.)ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
Antonyms: (n.) compliment praise
they gibed at my jibber-jabber
guise
(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
Synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense
disguise
insidious
(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
Synonyms: cuuning, underhanded, perfidious
Antonyms: frand, ingenuous, aboveboard
snakes are ssssly and inssssidious
intimation
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
Synonyms: clue, indication, inkling
i was intimidated that he wouldn't give me a clue
pliable
(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
Synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient
Antonyms: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
i can bend plywood
reiterate
(v.) to say again, repeat
Synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate
I made her re-iter-iter-iter-ate
stolid
(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
Synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic
Antonyms: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
when something is stolen, you become unresponsive and stolid
verbatim
(adj., adv.) word for work; exactly as written or spoken
Synonym: (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely
Antonym: (adj.) paraphrased
warily
(adv.) cautiously, with great care
Synonyms: carefully, prudently, gingerly
Antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously
she warily wears her diamond necklace
augment
V. to make larger, increase
Synonyms: enlarge, supplemnt, amplify
Antonyms: decrease, diminish
Agar makes bacteria increase
opulent
(adj.) wealth, luxurious; ample; grandiose
Synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
Antonyms: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
she was rich and had a lot of opals
unkempt
(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
Synonyms: sloppe, disheveled, disordered, rough
Antonyms: well groomed, tide neat, natty
tentative
(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
Synonyms: provisional, inconclusive
Antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed