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Affable
(af' e bel)

(adj) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

Synonyms: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
Antonyms: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
Aggrandize
(e gran' diz)

(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

Synonyms: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
Antonyms: reduce, decrease, diminish
Amorphous
(e mor' fes)

(adj) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity or cohesion
Synonyms: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
Antonyms: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
Aura
(or' e)

(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a destinctive air or personal quality

Synonyms: ambience, atmosphere
Contraband
(kan' tre band)

(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods

Synonyms: illicit, bootleg, unlawful
Antonyms: legla, lawful, licit
Erudite
(er' yu dit)

(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

Synonyms: profoundly educated, well-read
Antonyms: ignorant, uneducated, illiterite
Gossamer
(gas' e mer)

(adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial

Synonyms: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy
Antonyms: thick, dense, solid, massive
Infer
(in fer')

(v) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest; imply

Synonyms: gather, deduce, persume, guess, speculate
Inscrutable
(in skru' te bel)

(adj) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

Synonyms: impenetrable, incomprehensile, enigmatic
Antonyms: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable
Insular
(in' sye ler)

(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

Synonyms: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
Antonyms: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
Irrevocable
(i rev' e ke bel)

(adj) incapable of being changed or called back

Synonyms: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
Antonyms: reversible, changeable
Propensity
(pre pen' se te)

(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward

Synonyms: natural bent, proclivity, penchant
Antonyms: nautral incapacity or inability
Querulous
(kwer' e les)

(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful

Synonyms: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
Antonyms: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid
Remonstrate
(ri man' strat)

(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

Synonyms: reason against, expostulate
Repudiate
(re pyu' de at)

(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

Synonyms: disavow, abjure, renounce
Antonyms: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
Resilient
(ri zil' yent)

(adj) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

Synonyms: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
Antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
Reverberate
(re ver' be rat)

(v) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

Synonyms: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
Scurrilous
(adj) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

Synonyms: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
Antonyms: secorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified
Sedulous
(sej' e les)

(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination

Synonyms: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
Antonyms: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose
Sleazy
(sle' ze)

(adj) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

Synonyms: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty
Antonyms: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy