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Adulterate

to contaminate


Antonym: Expurgate: to get rid of bad



Ambidextrous

able to work with both of your hands equally well


Antonym: Maladroit: bad skills

Augment

to make larger


Antonym: Diminish: to make smaller

Bereft (of)

deprived of, or lacking something


Antonym: replete: full of

deploy

organize (military)

Dour

gloomy (sad)


Antonym: genial: cheerful

Fortitude

courage


Antonym: Timidity: shy and scared

Gape

to stare with open mouth

Gibe

ridicule, mock

Guise

mask, costume

Insidious

treacherous (guilty)


Antonym: Ingenuous: honest, sincere



Intimation

hint, clue

Opulent

wealthy


Antonym: Destitute: poor

Pliable

flexible


Antonym: Recalcitrant: rigid, stiff

Reiterate

repeat

Stolid

unemotional

Tentative

hesitant


Antonym: Conclusive: committed

Unkempt

untidy, sloppy



Verbatim

word for word


Antonym: Paraphrased: putting it into your own words.



Warily

Cautiously


Antonym: Heedlessly: not paying close attention

Adroit

Skillful


Antonym: Inept: clumsy

Amicable

friendly


Antonym: Antagonistic: not friendly

Averse (to)

opposed to


Antonyms: Favorably Disposed: you are all for it

Belligerent

warlike


Antonym: Conciliatory: peaceful



Benevolent

Kind


Antonym: Malicious: wicked, mean, evil

Cursory

rushed through


Antonyms: Painstaking: careful

Duplicity

deceitfulness

Extol

Praise


Antonym: Disparage: criticize



Feasible

possible


Antonym: Impractical: not possible

Grimace

pained expression


Antonym: Beam: smile

Holocaust

by fire, a vast slaughter

Antonym: Deluge: flood


Impervious
not able to be affected or hurt by

Antonym: Permeable: something can harm it

Impetus

cause of something happening


Antonym: Impediment: something that stands in you way

Jeopardy

Danger

Meticulous

extremely careful


Antonym: Negligent: careless

Nostalgia

a longing for something in the past

Quintessence

the most typical example



Retrogress

decline



Scrutinize

extremely closely

Tepid

unenthusiastic


Antonym: Heated: passionate, excited

Adversary

enemy

Alienate

separate

Artiface

clever trick

Coerce

bully, intimidate

Craven

Cowardly

Culinary

related to cooking or to the kitchen

Delete

erase

Demise

death

Exhilirate

excited

Fallow

unproductive

Harass

annoy, pester

Inclement

Stormy, harsh

Muse

to think in a dreamy way

Negligible

consequential, insignificant

Perpetuate

to keep something going

Precedent

Model, tradition

Punitive

punishment

Redress

to set right, correct

Sojourn

to stay for a time, visit

urbane

Suave, elegant

Affiliated

Associated

Ascertain

Discover

Attainment

accomplishment

Bequeath

pass on as an inheritance

Cogent

persuasive

Converge

unite

Disperse

scatter

Esteem

respect

Expurgate

to erase

Finite

having limits

invulnerable

impervious (not able to be affected or hurt by)

Malevolent

wicked

Nonchalant

cool and confident

Omniscient

all-knowing

Panacea

universal cure

Scrupulous

meticulous (extremely careful)

Skulk

Stalking

Supercilious

snobbish

Uncanny

Strange, spooky

Venial

forgivable

Altruistic

caring for other people

assent

Agree

Benefactor

one who does good to others

Chivalrous

marked with honor, courage, and courtesy

Clemency

second chance (mercy)

Dearth

not enough of

Diffident

shy

Descrepancy

lack of agreement

Embark

begin

Facile

easily done

Indomitable

unconquerable

Infallible

free from error

Plod

to walk heavily

Pungent

stinging, bitting

Remiss

Careless

Repose

to rest, sleep

Temerity

recklessness (without caution)

Truculent

belligerent (warlike)

Unfeigned

sincere, genuine

Virulent

extremely poisonous

Accede

to agree with

Brandish

to wave in a vigorous fashion

Compire

to be made up of

Deft

to skillful

Destitude

really poor

Explicit

clearly stated

Extirpade

to destroy totally, wipeout

Innoportune

Inappropriate

Ironic

when something unexpected happens

Musty

out-of-date

Officious

getting into people's bussiness

Ominous

threatening, bad omen

Pinnacle

highest point or peak

Premiditated

preplanned

Rampant

widespread

Solace

comfort, relief

Stately

magnificent

Supple

pliable (flexible)

Supress

to stop by force

Venal

dishonest

Abhor

to hate deeply

Amend

to unite

Buffet

to punch, smack, or thump

Chaos

great confusion, disorder

Commodious

roomy, spacious

Corrosive

bitterly sarcastic

Discern

to see clearly

Extant

still existing

Implicate

to involve in

Inter

to bury

Martinet

someone who is really strict, taskmaker

Obviate

see something coming and prevent it from happening.

Renegade

rebel

Reprehensive

deserving blame or punishment

Somber

dark, gloomy

Squalid

really broken down

Turbulent

violent, stormy

Vociferous

loud and noisy

Voluminous

massive

waive

give up voluntarily (no thanks)