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Adulterate - Verb. Many adults believe that the MTV culture adulterates teenagers’ minds. Trick: Adults are more corrupt than kids. Ambidextrous – Adj. Look! He can pitch with both hands! He’s ambidextrous! Trick: Ambivalent – more than 1. Augment – Verb.

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Adulterate - Verb

Many adults believe that the MTV culture adulterates teenagers’ minds.

Trick: Adults are more corrupt than kids.


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Ambidextrous – Adj.

Look! He can pitch with both hands! He’s ambidextrous!

Trick: Ambivalent – more than 1.


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Augment – Verb.

This family has probably had to augment the size of their house several times.


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Bereft – Adj.

The lonely woman was bereft of her husband and of all happiness.

Trick: Theft – Rhyme.


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Deploy – Verb.

Troubled teens are often deployed to boot camps to help them straighten out their lives.

Trick – De: Release Ploy: Plan


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Dour – Adj.

Ebeniezer Scrooge is a famously dour character.

Trick: Sour – Rhyme.


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Fortitude - Noun

Civil Rights activists are remembered and admired for their fortitude.

Trick: Strong like a fort


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Gape - Verb

The old man gaped at the robbery.

Trick: Shock at an ape…would you gape?


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Gibe: Verb or Noun

The opposing team gibed (verb) at the batter in hopes to make him lose focus.

OR

The opposing team spewed gibes (noun) at the batter.


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Guise - noun

Little Johnny won the contest with his clever guise on Halloween.

Trick: Disguise


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Insidious – adj.

His brother insidiously planned to get him caught sneaking cookies.


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Intimation - Noun

The way Julia looked at Hugh gave him an intimation of her feelings for him.

Intimation - Indication


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Opulent – Adj.

The Palace of Versailles is an elaborate display of opulence.

Trick: Opal - jewel


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Pliable – adj.

All types of dancers must have pliable bodies to move freely and gracefully.

Trick: Ply Apart


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Reiterate

Teachers sometimes feel like broken records after reiterating everything they say all day long.

Re: Again


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Stolid – Adj.

Ben Stein has a very stolid personality, rarely changing his display of emotions.

Stolid: Cold


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Tentative: Adj.

People’s plans for the future are always tentative to change.


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Unkempt – Adj.

Many teenagers and college kids live in an unkempt fashion.

Unkempt: Unkept


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Verbatim – Adj., Adv.

This is a verbatim quote from JFK’s inaugural speech.


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Warily – Adv.

The hikers proceeded warily into the dark forest.


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