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Adulterate

(V) To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
Synonym: contaminate
Antonym: purify
It is illegal to adulterate other people's drinks without their permission.

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Ambidextrous

(Adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful
Synonym: versatile
Antonym: clumsy
It has always been a dream of mine to be ambidextrous.

3

Augment

(V) to make larger; increase
Synonym: supplement
Antonym: decrease
If you save enough you're bank account will augment and you will be able to afford more things.

4

Bereft

(Adj) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Synonym: bereaved
Antonym: well provided
When my godmother died I felt bereft for the first time in my life.

5

Deploy

(V) to position or arrange; to utilize
Synonym: station
Antonym: to mix up
The sergeant deployed the troops to Afghanistan.

6

Dour

(Adj) stern; unyielding; gloomy
Synonym: harsh, forbidding
Antonym: cheery, inviting
My mothers dour look made me feel sad.

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Fortitude

(N) courage in facing difficulties
Synonym: resolve
Antonym: fearfulness
It took much fortitude for the soldier to be able to combat.

8

Gape

(V) to stare with open mouth; to open mouth wide
Synonym: ogle
Antonym: no reaction
I gaped when my mom fell out of the car.

9

Gibe

(V) to utter taunting words
(N) an expression of scorn
Synonym: ridicule
Antonym: compliment
The bully would always gibe the nerds.

10

Guise

(N) and external appearance, cover, mask
Synonym: mask
Antonym: clarity
My fairness guise was so good nobody recognized him.

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Antipathy

(N) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
Synonym: hostility
Antonym: attraction
I had much antipathy when I saw the bug.

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Applicable

(Adj) capable of being being applied, relevant
Synonym: appropriate
Antonym: inappropriate
What we learned in school was applicable to real life.

13

Asset

(N) something of value; a resource
Synonym: property
Antonym: drawback
My house is an asset for my family.

14

Beset

(V) to attack from all sides; to surround
Synonym: harass
Antonym: to treat kindly
The boy was beset by all the bullies.

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Compassion

(N) sympathy for another's suffering; pity
Synonym: empathy
Antonym: heartlessness
His compassion for the girl was like no other.

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Decorum

(N) proper behavior, good taste
Synonym: seemliness
Antonym: impropriety
You need a proper decorum to go to a gala.

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Duress

(N) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
Synonym: intimidation
Antonym: persuasion
I was under duress when I had to steal the pencil.

18

Exuberant

(Adj) high spirited, enthusiastic
Synonym: lively
Antonym: depressed
The girl was exuberant to see she made the cheerleading team.

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Facsimile

(N) an exact copy
Synonym: replica
Antonym: variation
There are no twins that are facsimile.

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Imbibe

(V) to drink, take in, absorb
Synonym: swallow
Antonym: eject
I imbibed all the soda because of how thirsty I was