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.
Ambidextrous – Adj. Look! He can pitch with both hands! He’s ambidextrous! Trick: Ambivalent – more than 1.
Augment – Verb. This family has probably had to augment the size of their house several times.
Bereft – Adj. The lonely woman was bereft of her husband and of all happiness. Trick: Theft – Rhyme.
Deploy – Verb. Troubled teens are often deployed to boot camps to help them straighten out their lives. Trick – De: Release Ploy: Plan
Dour – Adj. Ebeniezer Scrooge is a famously dour character. Trick: Sour – Rhyme.
Fortitude - Noun Civil Rights activists are remembered and admired for their fortitude. Trick: Strong like a fort
Gape - Verb The old man gaped at the robbery. Trick: Shock at an ape…would you gape?
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.
Guise - noun Little Johnny won the contest with his clever guise on Halloween. Trick: Disguise
Insidious – adj. His brother insidiously planned to get him caught sneaking cookies.
Intimation - Noun The way Julia looked at Hugh gave him an intimation of her feelings for him. Intimation - Indication
Opulent – Adj. The Palace of Versailles is an elaborate display of opulence. Trick: Opal - jewel
Pliable – adj. All types of dancers must have pliable bodies to move freely and gracefully. Trick: Ply Apart
Reiterate Teachers sometimes feel like broken records after reiterating everything they say all day long. Re: Again
Stolid – Adj. Ben Stein has a very stolid personality, rarely changing his display of emotions. Stolid: Cold
Tentative: Adj. People’s plans for the future are always tentative to change.
Unkempt – Adj. Many teenagers and college kids live in an unkempt fashion. Unkempt: Unkept
Verbatim – Adj., Adv. This is a verbatim quote from JFK’s inaugural speech.
Warily – Adv. The hikers proceeded warily into the dark forest.