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1 Level E Unit 1 Vocabulary

2 ADULTURATE Definition: (v.) To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value Synonyms: contaminate, pollute Antonyms: purify, purge

3 AMBIDEXTROUS Definition: (adj.) able to use both hands equally well, very skillful, deceitful Synonyms: versatile, facile Antonyms: clumsy, all thumbs, maladroit

4 AUGMENT Definition: (v.) to make larger, increase
Synonyms: enlarge, supplement Antonyms: decrease, diminish

5 BEREFT Definition: (adj., part.) deprived of, unhappy through loss of something Synonyms: bereaved Antonyms: replete, well-provided

6 DEPLOY Definition: (v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
Synonyms: station, organize

7 DOUR Definition: (Adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy,
Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding Antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial

8 FORTITUDE Definition: (n.) courage in facing difficulties
Synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle Antonyms: fearfulness, timidity

9 GAPE Definition: (v.) to stare with open mouth; to open wide
Synonyms: gawk, ogle

10 GIBE Definition: (v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn Synonyms: ridicule, mock, jeer Antonyms: compliment, praise

11 GUISE Definition: (n.) an external appearance, cover, mask
Synonyms: costume, pretense

12 INSIDIOUS Definition: (adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly
Synonyms: cunning, underhanded Antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard

13 INTIMATION Definition: (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
Synonyms: clue, indication, inkling

14 OPULENT Definition: (adj.) wealthy, luxurious, grandiose
Synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant Antonyms: poverty-stricken, wretched

15 PLIABLE Definition: (adj.) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
Synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient Antonyms: rigid, inflexible

16 REITERATE Definition: (v.) to say again, repeat
Synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate

17 STOLID Definition: (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally, dull, unresponsive Synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic Antonyms: emotional, oversensitive The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”   Elie Wiesel

18 TENTATIVE Definition: (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant Synonyms: provisional, inconclusive Antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed

19 UNKEMPT Definition: (adj.) not combed, untidy, rude
Synonyms: sloppy, disheveled, rough Antonyms: well-groomed, tidy, neat

20 VERBATIM Definition: (adj., adv.) word for word, exactly as written or spoken Synonyms: exact, precisely Antonyms: paraphrased

21 WARILY Definition: (adv.) cautiously, with care
Synonyms: carefully, prudently, gingerly Antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly

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