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affable
adj. courteous and pleasant, sociable
aggrandize
v. to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to make appear greater
amorphous
adj. shapeless, without definite form
aura
n. that which surrounds; a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband
n. illegal traffic, smuggled goods adj. illegal, prohibited
erudite
adj. scholarly, learned, profoundly educated
gossamer
adj. thin, light, delicate, sheer n. a very thin, light cloth
infer
v. to find out by reasoning; imply
inscrutable
adj. incapable of being understood; incomprehensible
insular
adj. relating to, characteristic of, narrow or isolated in outlook or experience, narrow-minded
irrevocable
adj. incapable of being changed or called back
propensity
n. a natural inclination toward, natural bent
querulous
adj. peevish, complaining, fretful, cranky
remonstrate
v. to argue or plead with someone against something, reason against
repudiate
v. to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
resilient
adj. able to return to an original shape or form; buoyant, springy
reverberate
v. to re-echo, resound, rumble, rumble
scurrilous
adj. coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language)
sedulous
adj. persistent, showing industry and determination
sleazy
adj. thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; inferior in quality or character