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adulterate
v. to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
adj. able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
augment
v. to make larger, increase
bereft
part.,adj. deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
v. to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
dour
adj. ster, unyielding; gloomy, ill-humored
fortitude
n. courage in facing difficulties
gape
v. to stare at with an open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
gibe
v. to utter taunting words
n. an expression of scorn
guise
n. an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap, sly
intimation
a hint
opulent
wealthy, luxurious
pliable
easily bent, flexible
reiterate
to repeat
stolid
not easily moved emotionally or mentally
tentative
experimental in nature
unkempt
not combed, untidy
verbatim
word for word
warily
cautiously, with great care
adroit
skillful in the use of hands or the mind
amicable
friendly
averse
having a deep-seated distaste
belligerent
given to fighting, warlike in manner
benevolent
kindly, charitable
cursory
hasty, not thorough
duplicity
deceitfulness, treachery
extol
to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible
grimace
a wry, facial distortion
holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire
impervious
not affected or hurt by
impetus
a moving force, impluse
jeopardy
danger
meticulous
extremely careful
nostalgia
a longing for something past
quintessence
the purest essence or form of something
retrogress
to move backward
scrutinize
to examine closely
tepid
lukewarm
adversary
an enemy or opponent
alienate
to turn away
artifice
a skillful or an ingenious device; a clever trick
coerce
to compel, force
craven
cowardly
culinary
of or relating to the kitchen
delete
to erase
demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate
to excite, liven
fallow
plowed but not seeded; reddish-yellow
harass
to disturb, worry
inclement
harsh, stormy
muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
to make permanent
precendent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
to set right, remedy
sojourn
a temporary stay
urbane
refined in manner or style
affiliated
associated
ascertain
to find out
attainment
an accomplishment
bequeath
to give or pass on as in an inheritance
cogent
forceful
converge
to move toward a point
disperse
to scatter
esteem
to hold in high regard
expunge
to erase
finite
having limits
invulnerable
unable to be wounded or hurt
malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
cool and collected
omniscient
all-knowing
panacea
a cure for all ills
scruprlous
exact, careful
skulk
to move about steathily
supercilious
proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncanny
strange, mysterious
venial
easily excused
altrustic
unselfish
assent
to express agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage
clemency
mercy
dearth
a lack, scarcity
diffident
shy
discrepancy
a difference
embark
to go aboard, to make a start
facile
easily done
indomitable
unable to be conquered
infallible
free from error
plod
to walk slowly and heavily
pungent
cause a sharp sensation
remiss
neglectful in the performance of one's duties
repose
to rest, lie
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel
unfeigned
sincere
virulent
extremely poisonous