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affable
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to talk to
aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power, or wealth
amorphous
shapeless, without definite form
aura
that which surrounds; a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband
illegal traffic
erudite
scholarly,learned,bookish
gossamer
thin light delicate, very thin, light cloth
infer
to find out by reasoning, to hint suggest imply
inscrutable
incapable of being understood
insular
relating to , characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook in experience
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or called back
propensity
a natural inclination or predilection toward
querulous
peevish, complaining, fretful
remonstrate
to argue or plead with someone against somehting
repudiate
to disown, reject
reverberate
to re-echo, resound; rumble thunder boom
scurrilous
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low
sedulous
persistent, showing industry and determination
sleazy
tin or flimsy in texture, cheap shoddy or inferior in quality or character
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form
amnesty
a general pardon for an offense against a government; an official pardon
autonomy
self-government, political control
axiomatic
self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule; taken for granted
blazon
to adorn or embellish; to broadcast
caveat
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourafe behavior, word to the wise
equitable
fair, reasonable
extricate
to free from entanglements or difficulties
filch
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
flout
to mock, sneer at, scorn
fractious
tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome
precept
a rule of conduct or action; principle
salutary
beneficial helpful
scathing
bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
scourge
to whip, punish severely
sepulchral
funereal, typical of the tomb,doleful, gloomy
soporific
tending to cause sleep,anesthetic
straitlaced
extremely stirct in regard to moral standards and conduct
transient
lasting only a short time
unwieldy
not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vapid
dull, uninteresting
anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory statement
bizzare
extremely strange
brusque
abrupt, blunt
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery, wheedle
castigate
to punish or criticize severely
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices an false claims and promises in order to gain power
diabuse
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
ennui
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
immutable
not subject to change; constant
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority
megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary, sin
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
vicarious
performed,suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another