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Affable
adj
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
syn: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
aggrandize
verb
to increase in greatness, power, or wealth, to build up or intensifye, to make appear greater (wtf? that phase is not gramatically correct...)
S: Augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
Amorphous
Adj
Shapeless, without definite form, of no particular type or character, without orginization, unity or cohesion
aura
noun
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere) a distinctive air or personal quality
Syn: Ambience, atmosphere
contraband
Noun
Illeagal trffic, smuggled goods,
Adj
illeagal, prohibited
Syn: illicit, bootleg, unlawful
erudite
(adj)
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
syn: profoundly educated, well-read
gossamer
Adj
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
noun
a very thing, light cloth
syn: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy
infer
verb
to find out by reasoning, to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought, to hint, suggest, or imply
syn: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
inscrutable
adj
incabable of being understood, impossible to see through physically
syn:impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
insular
adj
relating to, charactersitic of, or situated on an island. narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
syn:narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
irrevocable
adj
incabable of being changed or called back
syn: irreversable, unrecallable, unalterable
propensity
noun
a natural inclination or predilection towards
syn: naturally bent, proclivity, penchant
querulous
adj
peevish, complaining, fretful
syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
remonstrate
verb
to argue or plead with someone against something, to protest against, object to
syn: reason against, expostulate
repudiate
verb
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
syn: disavow, abjure, renounce
resilient
adj
able to return to an original shape or form, able to recover quickly
syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
reverberate
verb
to re-echo, resound, to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
scurrilous
adj
coarsly abbrasive, vugar or low in (especially in language), foul mouthed
syn:obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
sedulous
adj
persistent, showing industry and determination
syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sleazy
adj
thin or flimsy in texture, cheap, shoddy or inferior in quality or character, ethically low, mean, or disreputable
syn: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty