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aggrandize
(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
inscrutable
(adj) impossible to see through physically; incapable of being understood
archetype
(n) an original model after which similiar things are patterened; a perfect or typical example
erudite
(adj) scholarly, learned; boorish, pedantic
infer
(v) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
affable
(adj) couteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
amorphous
(adj) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
gossamer
(adj) thin, light delicate, insubstantial;
(n) a very thin, light cloth
aura
(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
insular
(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
contraband
(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods;
(adj) illegal, prohibited
sleazy
(adj) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy, or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable
irrevocable
(adj) incapable of being changed or called back
sedulous
(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination
remonstrate
(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
retrench
(v) to cut down, reduce in scope and cost
resilient
(adj) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
reverberate
(v) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
querulous
(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful
repudiate
(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
propensity
(n) a natural inclination or bent toward
scurrilous
(adj) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed