Vocab Unit 1 - 2 Flashcards

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adulterateaudio_icon.gifto corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrousaudio_icon.gif1. able to use both hands equally well; 2. very skillful; 3. hypocritical
augmentaudio_icon.gifto make larger, increase
bereftaudio_icon.gif1. deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deployaudio_icon.gif1. to position or arrange; 2. to utilize
douraudio_icon.gifstern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
fortitudeaudio_icon.gifcourage in facing difficulties
gapeaudio_icon.gifto stare with open mouth; to open wide
gibeaudio_icon.gif(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
guiseaudio_icon.gifan external appearance, cover, mask
insidiousaudio_icon.gifintended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
intimationaudio_icon.gifa hint, indirect suggestion
opulentaudio_icon.gifwealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pliableaudio_icon.gif1. easily bent, flexible; 2. easily influenced
reiterateaudio_icon.gifto say again, repeat
stolidaudio_icon.gifnot easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
tentativeaudio_icon.gifexperimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkemptaudio_icon.gif1. not combed; untidy; 2. rude, unpolished
verbatimaudio_icon.gifword for word; exactly as written or spoken
warilyaudio_icon.gifcautiously, with great care.
adroitskillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicableaudio_icon.giffriendly, neighborly
averseopposed, unwilling; having a deep-seated distaste
belligerentaudio_icon.gifgiven to fighting, warlike; aggressive
benevolentaudio_icon.gifwell-meaning, charitable, kindly
cursoryaudio_icon.gifhasty, not thorough
duplicityaudio_icon.giftreachery, deceitfulness, fraud
extolto praise excessively
feasiblepossible, able to be done
grimacefaical distortion, pained expression
holocausta large-scale destruction, especially by fire
imperviousaudio_icon.gifresistant; not affected or hurt by
impetusaudio_icon.gifimpulse, stimulus, incentive
meticulousaudio_icon.gifextremely careful; particular about details
nostalgiaaudio_icon.gifdesire for something in the past
quintessenceaudio_icon.gifthe most typical example
retrogressto return to an earlier condition
scrutinizeto examine closely
tepidlukewarm; unenthusiastic