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