Honors English 10: Vocabulary Set 1

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ambidextrous

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

Synonyms: versatile, flexible

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augment

(v.) To make larger, increase.

Synonyms: supplement, increase

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deploy

(v.) To position or arrange; to utilize; to form up.

Synonyms: station, organize

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gibe (v.)

To utter taunting words.

Synonyms: ridicule, mock, deride, jeer

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gibe (n.)

An expression of scorn.

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intimation

(n.) A hint, indirect suggestion.

Synonyms: clue, inkling

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opulent

(adj.) Wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose.

Synonyms: rich, plentiful, abundant

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reiterate

(v.) To say again, repeat.

Synonyms: restate, recapitulate

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stolid

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

Synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic

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tentative

(adj.) Experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant.

Synonyms: provisional, inconclusive

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unkempt

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

Synonyms: sloppy, disordered, rough

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adulterate

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

Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully

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bereft

(adj., participial) Deprived of; made unhappy through a loss.

Synonyms: bereaved

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dour

(adj.) Stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored.

Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine

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fortitude

(n.) Courage in facing difficulties.

Synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle

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gape

(v.) To stare with open mouth; to open with mouth wide; open wide.

Synonyms: ogle

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guise

(n.) An external appearance, cover, mask.

Synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense

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insidious

(adj.) Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous.

Synonyms: cunning, dastardly, perfidious

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pliable

(adj.) Easily bent, flexible; easily influenced.

Synonyms: adaptable, resilient

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verbatim

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

Synonyms (adj.): exact Synonyms (adv.): precisely

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warily

(adv.) Cautiously, with great care.

Synonyms: prudently, gingerly

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