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adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by addition of something of lesser value
ambidexterous
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, unyielding, 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
an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
intended to deceive or 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
verbatim
word for word
warily
cautiously, w/ great care
adroit
skillful, expert in use of hands/mind
amicable
peaceable, friendly
averse
having a deap seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
goven 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
large-scale destruction, esp by fire; vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
danger, risk
meticulous
extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
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 absense 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
coerce
to compel, force
craven
cowardly

a coward
culinary
of or related to cooking or the kitchen
delete
to erase, wipe out, cut out
demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilerate
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 in attitude or inaction
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
punitive
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
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent
forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
converge
to move toward one point, approach nearer together
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem
to regard highly

a highly favorable opinion or judgement
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
remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
scrupulous
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to detais; 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 argreement

agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
a difference; lack of agreement
embark
to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent
causeing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
to rest; lie; place

relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; agressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful