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Adulterate

To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.

Ambidextrous

Able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical.

Augment

To make larger, increase.

Bereft

Deprived of; made unhappy through a loss.

Deploy

To position or arrange; to utilize; to form up.

Dour

Stern, unyeilding, gloomy, ill-humored.

Fortitude

Courage in facing difficulties.

Gape

To stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide.

Gibe

To utter taunting words; an expression of scorn.

Guise

And external appearance, cover, mask.

Insidious

Intended to deceive or to entrap; sly, treacherous.

Intimation

A hint, indirect suggestion.

Opulent

Wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose.

Pliable

Easily bent, flexible; easily influenced.

Reiterate

To say again, repeat.

Stolid

Not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive.

Tentative

Experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant.

Unkempt

Not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude.

Verbatim

Word for word; exactly as written or spoken.

Warily

Cautiously, with great care.

Adroit

Skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind.

Amicable

Peaceable, friendly.

Averse

Having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling.

Belligerent

Given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war.

Benevolent

Kindly, charitable.

Cursory

Hasty, not thorough.

Duplicity

Treachery, deceitfulness.

Extol

To praise extravagantly.

Feasible

Possible, able to be done.

Grimace

A wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face.

Holocaust

A large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering.

Impervious

Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance.

Impetus

I'm moving force, impulse, stimulus.

Jeopardy

Danger.

Meticulous

Extremely careful; particular about details.

Nostalgia

A longing for something past; homesickness.

Quintessence

The purest essence or form of something; the most typical example.

Retrogress

To move backward; to return to an earlier condition.

Scrutinize

To examine closely.

Tepid

Lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest.

Adversary

An enemy, opponent.

Alienate

To turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey.

Artifice

A skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery.

Course

To compel, force.

Craven

Cowardly; a coward.

Culinary

Of or related to cooking or the kitchen.

Demise

A death, especially of a person in a lofty position.

Exhilarate

To enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to.

Fallow

Plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; land left unseeded; to plow but not seed.

Harass

To disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks.

Inclement

Stormy, harsh; severe an attitude or action.

Liquidate

To pay a debt, settle an account; to eliminate.

Muse

To think about in a dreamy way, ponder.

Negligible

So unimportant that it can be disregarded.

Perpetuate

To make permanent or long lasting.

Precedent

An example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action.

Putnitive

Inflicting or aiming at punishment.

Redress

To set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury.

Sojourn

A temporary stay; to stay for a time.

Urbane

Refined in manner or style, suave.

Affiliated

Associated, connected.

Ascertain.

To find out.

Attainment

To accomplish, the act of achieving.

Bequeath

To give or pass on as an inheritance.

Cogent

Forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point.

Converge

To move towards one point, approach near together.

Disperse

To scatter, spread far and wide.

Esteem

To regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgment.

Expunge

To erase, obliterate, destroy.

Finite

Having limits; lasting for a limited time.

Invulnerable

Not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack.

Malevolent

Spiteful, showing ill will.

Nonchalant

Cool and confident, unconcerned.

Omniscient

Knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding.

Panacea

A remedy for all ills; cure all; an answer to all problems.

Scrupulous

Exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled.

Skulk

To move about stealthily; to lie in hiding.

Supercilious

Proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority.

Uncanny

Strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation.

Venial

Easily excused; pardonable.

Altruistic

Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others.

Assent

To express agreement; agreement.

Benefactor

One who does good to others.

Chivalrous

Marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly.

Clemency

Mercy, humanist; mildness, moderatness.

Dearth

A lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine.

Diffident

Shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved.