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Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to.
syn:genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
Ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
affable
(V) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth,: to build up or intensify
Syn: augment,amplify, enhance, exalt
Ant: reduce decrease diminish
aggrandize
(adj) shapeless, without definate form: of no particular type or character
Syn:formless unstructed nebulous inchoate
Ant: definate well-defined clear-cut
amorphous
(n) that which surrounds a distinctive air or personality
syn:ambience atmoshpere
aura
(n) illeagle traffic, smuggled goods
syn: ilicit bootleg unlawful
Ant: legal lawful licit
contraband
(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
syn: profoundly educated well-read
ant:ignorant, uneducated illiterate
erudite
(adj)thin, light, delicate, insubstancial
syn: filmy diaphanous sheer airy feathery gauzy
ant:thick dense solid massive
gossamer
(v) to find out by reasoning: to arrive at a conclusion, hint, imply, suggest
syn:gather deduce presume guess speculate
infer
(adj) incapeable of being understood: impossible to see through
syn: impenetrable incomprehensible enigmatic
ant: comprehensible intelligent penetrable
inscrutable
(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island
syn: narrowminded parchial provincial
ant:catholic cosmopolitan liberal
insular
(adj) incapable of being changed or called back
syn:irreversible, unrecallable unalterable
ant:reversible changeable
irrevocable
(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward
syn:natural bent, proclivity, penchant
ant: natural incapacity or inablilty
propensity
(v) to argue or plead with someone against something
syn: reason against, expostulate
remonstrate
(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
syn:disavow, abjure, renounce
ant: avow affirm aver avounch
repudiate
(adj)able to return to an original shape or form: able to recover quickly
syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
ant: rigid, stiff, inflexable, unyielding
resilient
(v) to re-echo, resound, to reflect or be reflected
syn:rumble, thunder, boom, echo
reverberate
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low foul-mouthed
syn:obscene filthy abusive vituperative
ant: decorous, seemingly, tasteful, diginifiged
scurrilous
(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination
syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
ant: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose
sedulous
(adj) thin or flimsy in texture: cheap: shoddy or inferior in quality or character
syn:inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tetty
ant:superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy
sleazy
(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful
syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
ant: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid
querulous