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affable
Courteous and pleasant, easy to talk to
SYN-genial, amicable, agreeable, corial
aggrandize
increase in greatness and power or wealth; to build up or intensify
SYN- augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
amorphous
Shapeless, with out definaite form; no particular type or character.
SYN: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
aura
that which surrounds(as in atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
SYN: ambience, atmosphere
contraband
illegal traffic, smuggle goods; illegal prohibited
SYN:illicit, bootleg, unlawful
erudite
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
SYN:profoundly educated, well-read
Gossamer
thing, light, delicate, insubstantial (n) very thing, light cloth
SYN:filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feather, gauzy
infer
To find out by reasoning: to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
SYN:gather, deduce, presume, guess, spectulate
inscrutable
incapable of eing understood; impossible to see through physically
SYN:impenetrable, incomprehesible, enigmatic
insular
relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
SYN:narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or called back
SYN: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
propensity
a natural inclination or predilction toward\
SYN: natural bent, procilivty, penchant
querulous
peevish, complaining, fretful
SYN: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
remonstrate
to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
SYN: reason against, expostulate
repudiate
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
SYN: disavow, abjure, renounce
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
SYN: springy elastic, buoyant, bouncy
reverberate
to re-echo, resound; reflect or be reflected repeatedly
SYN:rumble, thunder, boom, echo
scurrilous
coarsely abusice, vulgar or low (esp. in language) foul-mouthed
SYN: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
sedulous
persistent, showing industry and determination
SYN:assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sleazy
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low ,mean or disreputable
SYN: inferior, cheezy, tawdry, tatty