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20 Cards in this Set

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affable (adj.)
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
aggrandize (v.)
to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up of intensify; to make appear greater
grand $1000
aura (n.)
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband (n.)(adj.)
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods
(adj.) illegal, prohibited
erudite (adj.)
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
gossamer (adj.)(n.)
(adj.) thin, light, dlicate, insubstantial
(n.) a very thin, light cloth
infer (v.)
to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
inscrutable (adj.)
incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
insular (adj.)
relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or esperience
irrevocable (adj.)
incapable of being changed or called back
propensity (n.)
a natural inclination or predilection toward
querulous (adj.)
peevish, complaining, fretful
remonstrate (v.)
to aargue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
repudiate (v.)
to disown, reject, or deny the balidity of
reverberate (v.)
to re-echo, resound; to feflect or be reflected repeatedly
scurrilous (adj.)
coarsely abusive, bulgar or low (especially in language), foul mouthed
pirates, scurvey
sedulous (adj.)
persisten, showing industry and determination
sleazy (adj.)
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low , mean, or disreputable
cheesy, crude
amorphous (adj.)
shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
resilient (adj.)
able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly