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Adulerate
(v.) to corrupt, make wors by adding the addition of something of lesser value
Syn. contaminate, pollute, sully
Ant. purify, purge, expurgate
Ambidextrous
(adj.) able to use both hands equily well; very skillful; deceitful, hopeful
Syn. versatile, facile
Ant. clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit
Augment
(v.) to make larger, increase
Syn. enlarge, supplement, amplify
Ant. decrease, diminish
Bereft
(adj.,part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Syn. bereaved
Ant. replete, well provided
Deploy
(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
Syn. station, organize
Dour
(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
Syn. harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturine
Ant. heery, inviting, genial
Fortitude
(n.) courage in facing diffculties
Syn. resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Ant. fearfullness, timidity, faintheartedmess
Gape
(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
Syn. gawk, ogle
Gibe
(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
Syn. ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
Ant. compliment, praise
Guise
(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
Syn. costume, semblance, pretense
Insidious
(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
Syn. cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Ant. frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
Intimation
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
Syn. clue, indication, inkling
Opulent
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious, ample, gradiose
Syn. rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
Ant. poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute
Pliable
(adj.) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
Syn. suple, adaptable, resilient
Ant. rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
Reiterate
(v.) to say again, repeat
Syn. restate, rehash, recapitulate
Stolid
(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
Syn. inpassive, phlegmatic
Ant. emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
Tentative
(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
Syn. provisional, inconclusive
Ant. definite, conclusive, confirmed
Unkempt
(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
Syn. sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
Ant. well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
Verbatim
(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
Syn. (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely
Ant. (adj.) paraphrased
Warily
(adv.) cautiously, with great care
Syn. carefully, prudently, gingerly
Ant. recklessly, heedlessly, incartiously
Adroit
(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Syn. clever, deft, dexterous, slick
Ant. clumsy, inept, all thumbs
Anicable
(adj.) peaceable, friendly
Syn. congenial, neighborly, cordial
Ant. hostile, antagonistic
Averse
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
Syn. disinclined, loath
Ant. favorable disposed, eager, keen
Belligerent
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; conbative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war
Syn. (adj.) assertive, truculent, pugnacious
Ant. (adj.) peaceful, conciliatory, placid
Benevolent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
Syn. benign, well-meaning
Ant. malicious, spiteful, malevolent
Cursory
(adj.) hasty, not thorough
Syn. quick, superficial, perfunctory
Ant. thorough, painstaking, careful
Duplicity
(n.) treachery, deceitfulness
Syn. fraud, double-dealing, chicanery
Extol
(v.) to praise extravagantly
Syn. glorify, applaud, acclain, hail
Ant. criticize, belittle, disparage
Feasible
(adj.) possible, able to be done
Syn. workable, practicable, viable
Ant. unworkable, impractical
Grimace
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
Syn. (n.) pained expression, facial contortion
Ant. (n.) smile, grin; (v.) beam