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