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Adulterate

To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.
Syn: contaminate, pollute, sully
Ant: purify, purge, expurgate

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Ambidextrous

Able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
Syn: versatile, facile
Ant: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit

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Augment

To make larger, increase
Syn: enlarge, supplement, amplify
Ant: decrease, diminish

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Bereft

Deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Syn: bereaved
Ant: replete, well provided

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Deploy

To position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
Syn: Station, organize

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Dour

Stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
Syn: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
Ant: cheery, inviting, genial

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Fortitude

Courage facing difficulty
Syn: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Ant: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness

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Gape

To stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
Syn: gawk, ogle

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Gibe

(V) to utter taunting words
(N) an expression of scorn
Syn: (v) ridicule, knock, deride, jeer
Ant: (n) compliment, praise

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Guise

External appearance, cover, mask
Syn: costume, semblance, pretense

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Insidious

Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
Syn: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Ant: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard

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Intimation

A hint, indirect suggestion

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Opulent

Wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
Syn: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant
Ant: poverty-stricken, wretched, destitute

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Pliable

Easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
Syn: supple, adaptable, resilient
Ant: recalcitrant, rigid, inflexible

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Reiterate

To say again, repeat
Syn: restate, rehash, recapitulate

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Stolid

Not easily moved mentally of emotionally; dull, unresponsive
Syn: impassive, phlegmatic
Ant: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung

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Tentative

Experimental in nature; tentative, heatiant

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Unkempt

Not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
Syn: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
Ant: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty

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Verbatim

(Adj., adv.) Word for word; exactly as written or spoken
Syn: (adj) exact; (adv) precisely
Ant: paraphrased

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Warily

(Adj.)Cautiously, with great care
Syn: carefully, prudently, gingerly
Ant: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously