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Adulterate

To corrupt, to make worse by addition of something of lesser value

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Ambidextrous

Able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

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Augment

To make larger, increase

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Bereft

Deprived of; made unhappy through loss

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Deploy

To position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

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Dour

Stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

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Fortitude

Courage in facing difficulties

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Gape

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

An external appearance, cover, mask

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Insidious

Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

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Intimation

A hint, indirect suggestion

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Opulent

Wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

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Pliable

Easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

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Reiterate

To say again, repeat

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Stolid

Not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

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Tentative

Experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

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Unkempt

Not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

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Verbatim

Word for word; exactly as written or spoken

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Warily

Cautiously, with great care