Vocabulary Workshop - Level E Chapters 1 - 6

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adulterate

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

<p>(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value</p>
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ambidextrous

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

<p>(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful; hypocritical</p>
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augment

(v.) to make larger, increase

<p>(v.) to make larger, increase</p>
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bereft

(adj., part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

<p>(adj., part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss</p>
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deploy

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

<p>(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up</p>
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dour

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

<p>(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored</p>
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fortitude

(n.) courage in facing difficulties

<p>(n.) courage in facing difficulties</p>
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gape

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

<p>(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide</p>
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gibe

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

<p>(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn</p>
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guise

(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask

<p>(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask</p>
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insidious

(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly; treacherous

<p>(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly; treacherous</p>
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intimation

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion

<p>(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion</p>
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opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

<p>(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose</p>
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pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

<p>(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced</p>
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reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat

<p>(v.) to say again, repeat</p>
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stolid

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

<p>(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive</p>
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tentative

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

<p>(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant</p>
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unkempt

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

<p>(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude</p>
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verbatim

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

<p>(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken</p>
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warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care

<p>(adv.) cautiously, with great care</p>
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adroit

(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

<p>(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind</p>
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amicable

(adj.) peaceable, friendly

<p>(adj.) peaceable, friendly</p>
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averse

(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

<p>(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling</p>
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belligerent

adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; n. one at war, one engaged in war

<p>adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; n. one at war, one engaged in war</p>
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benevolent

adj. kindly, charitable

<p>adj. kindly, charitable</p>
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cursory

adj. hasty, not thorough

<p>adj. hasty, not thorough</p>
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duplicity

n. treachery, deceitfulness

<p>n. treachery, deceitfulness</p>
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extol

v. to praise extravagantly

<p>v. to praise extravagantly</p>
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feasible

adj. possible, able to be done

<p>adj. possible, able to be done</p>
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grimace

n. a wry face, facial distortion; v. to make a wry face

<p>n. a wry face, facial distortion; v. to make a wry face</p>
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holocaust

n. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

<p>n. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering</p>
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impervious

adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

<p>adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance</p>
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impetus

n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus

<p>n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus</p>
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jeopardy

n. danger

<p>n. danger</p>
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meticulous

adj. extremely careful; particular about details

<p>adj. extremely careful; particular about details</p>
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nostalgia

n. a longing for something past; homesickness

<p>n. a longing for something past; homesickness</p>
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quintessence

n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

<p>n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example</p>
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retrogress

v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

<p>v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition</p>
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scrutinize

v. to examine closely

<p>v. to examine closely</p>
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tepid

adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic

<p>adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic</p>
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adversary

(n.) an enemy, opponent

<p>(n.) an enemy, opponent</p>
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alienate

(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey

<p>(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey</p>
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artifice

(n.) a skillful or ingenious; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

<p>(n.) a skillful or ingenious; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery</p>
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coerce

(v.) to compel, force

<p>(v.) to compel, force</p>
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craven

(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward

<p>(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward</p>
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culinary

(adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen

<p>(adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen</p>
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demise

(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position

<p>(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position</p>
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exhilarate

(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to

<p>(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to</p>
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fallow

(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed

<p>(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed</p>
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harass

(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks

<p>(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks</p>
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inclement

(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in altitude or action

<p>(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in altitude or action</p>
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liquidate

(v.) to pay a debt, settle an account to eliminate

<p>(v.) to pay a debt, settle an account to eliminate</p>
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muse

(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

<p>(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder</p>
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negligible

(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded

<p>(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded</p>
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perpetuate

(v.) to make permanent or long lasting

<p>(v.) to make permanent or long lasting</p>
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precedent

(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action

<p>(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action</p>
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punitive

(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment

<p>(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment</p>
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redress

(v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury

<p>(v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury</p>
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sojourn

(n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time

<p>(n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time</p>
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urbane

(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave

<p>(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave</p>
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affiliated

(adj., part.) associated, connected

<p>(adj., part.) associated, connected</p>
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ascertain

(v.) to find out

<p>(v.) to find out</p>
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attainment

(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving

<p>(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving</p>
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bequeath

(v.) to give or pass on as inheritance

<p>(v.) to give or pass on as inheritance</p>
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cogent

(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point

<p>(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point</p>
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converge

(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together

<p>(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together</p>
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disperse

(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide

<p>(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide</p>
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esteem

(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement

<p>(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement</p>
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expunge

(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy

<p>(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy</p>
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finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time

<p>(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time</p>
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invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack

<p>(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack</p>
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malevolent

(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will

<p>(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will</p>
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nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned

<p>(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned</p>
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omniscient

(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

<p>(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding</p>
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panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

<p>(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems</p>
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scrupulous

(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

<p>(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled</p>
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skulk

(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

<p>(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding</p>
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supercilious

(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling for superiority

<p>(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling for superiority</p>
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uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

<p>(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation</p>
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venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable

<p>(adj.) easily excused; pardonable</p>
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altruistic

adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

<p>adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others</p>
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assent

v. to express agreement; n. agreement

<p>v. to express agreement; n. agreement</p>
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benefactor

n. one who does good to others

<p>n. one who does good to others</p>
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chivalrous

adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

<p>adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly</p>
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clemency

n. mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

<p>n. mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness</p>
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dearth

n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

<p>n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine</p>
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diffident

adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

<p>adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved</p>
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discrepancy

n. a difference; a lack of agreement

<p>n. a difference; a lack of agreement</p>
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embark

v. to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

<p>v. to go aboard; to make a start; to invest</p>
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facile

adj. easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

<p>adj. easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt</p>
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indomitable

adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield

<p>adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield</p>
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infallible

adj. free from error; absolutely dependable

<p>adj. free from error; absolutely dependable</p>
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plod

v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

<p>v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly</p>
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pungent

adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

<p>adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting</p>
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remiss

adj. neglectful in performance of one’s duty, careless

<p>adj. neglectful in performance of one’s duty, careless</p>
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repose

v. to rest; lie; place; n. relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

<p>v. to rest; lie; place; n. relaxation, peace of mind, calmness</p>
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temerity

n. rashness, boldness

<p>n. rashness, boldness</p>
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truculent

adj. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive, scathingly harsh

<p>adj. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive, scathingly harsh</p>
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unfeigned

adj. sincere, real, without pretense

<p>adj. sincere, real, without pretense</p>
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virulent

adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

<p>adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful</p>
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