ELA - 9th Honours - ELA vocab set 1

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adulterate

verb

to corrupt or to make worse by addition of something of lesser value

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augment

verb

to make large, to increase

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bereft

adjective/verb

deprived of or made unhappy through a loss

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disparage

verb/adjective

to express a negative opinion which often results in a diminished value

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dour

adjective

stern, unyielding, gloomy or ill-mannered

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fortitude

noun

courage in facing difficulty

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insidiuos

adjective

intended to deceive, sly or treachearous

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intimate

verb

to make a hint or a suggestion

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opulent

adjective

wealthy, luxurious, ample, grandiose

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encapsulate

verb

to enclose

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ostensible

adjective

motives or facts that are apparent but not necessarily true

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pliable

adjective

easily bent, flexible or easily influenced

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proscribe

verb

to command against or to prohibit or denounce

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recede

verb

to move back or to retreat

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reiterate

verb

to say again

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remittance

noun

a payment

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sophistry

noun

an elaborate and eloquent but logicalyl invalid argument often intended to deceive

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stolid

adjective

not easily moved mentally or emotionally

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tentative

adjective

uncertain or hesitant

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vernacular

noun

common language or everyday speech

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