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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 1 Deck (18):
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adulterate

(v) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

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ambidextrous

(adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

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augment

(v) to position or arrange, to utilize; to form up

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dour

(adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill humored

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fortitude

(n) courage in facing difficulties

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gape

(v) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

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gibe

(v) to utter taunting words (n) an expression of scorn

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guise

(n) an external appearance, cover, mask

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insidious

(adj) intended to deceive or entrap, sly, treacherous

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intimation

(n) hint, indirect suggestion

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opulent

(adj) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

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pliable

(adj) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

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reiterate

(v) to say again, repeat

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stolid

(adj) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

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tentative

(adj) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

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unkempt

(adj) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

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verbatim

(adj/adv) word for word; exactly as written or spoken

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warily

(adv) cautiously, with great care