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affable
(adj.) Courteous and pleasant; sociable
syn: Cordial
ant: cantankerous
aggrandize
(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intesify
syn: Amplify
ant: reduce
amorphous
(adj) shapless, no defintie form; without orginiazation
syn: inchoate
ant: well-defined, clear-cut
contraband
(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; prohibited
syn: unlawful
ant:licit
aura
(n) an atmosphere; personal quality
syn: ambience
erudite
(adj) scholarly, bookish
syn: well-read
ant: ignorant
gossamer
(adj) thin, light, delicate
syn: flimsy, sheer, airy
ant: thick, dense, solid
infer
(v) to find out by reasoning; to hint, imply
syn: gather, speculate
inscrutable
(adj) impossible of being understood, to see through physically
syn: enigmatic
ant: penetrable
insular
(adj) realting to, narrow outlook or experience
syn: parochial
ant: catholic, cosmopolitan
irrevocable
(adj) not allowed to be changed
syn: irreversible
ant: changeable
propensity
(n) a natural inclination
syn: natural bent, penchant
ant: inability
querulous
(adj) peevish, fretful
syn: touchy, cranky, irritable
ant: serene, placid
remonstrate
(v) to argue with someone against something else; object to
syn: expostulate
repudiate
(v) to disown, reject, deny validity
syn: disavow
ant: affirm. aver
resilient
(adj) able to return to original shape or form
syn: elastic
ant: stiff,inflexible
reverberate
(v) to resound;
syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
scurrilous
(adj) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low
syn: foul-mouthed, obscene, vituperative
ant: tasteful, dignified
sedulous
(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination
syn: tireless
ant: lackadaisical
sleazy
(adj) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; ethically low
syn: inferior, cheesy
ant: quality, first-rate