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