english vocab unit 4 with pos, syn, ant, pronunciation

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AFFable

(adj) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

affable

syn: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial

affable

ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable

aGGRANdize

(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth

aggrandize

syn: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt

aggrandize

ant: reduce, decrease, diminish

aMORphous

(adj) shapeless, without definite form
or no particular type or character
without organization, unity, or cohesion

amorphous

syn: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate

amorphous

ant: definite, well-defined, clear-cut

AURa

(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere)
a distinctive air or personal quality

aura

syn: ambiance, atmosphere

CONtraband

(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods
(adj) illegal, prohibited

contraband

syn: (adj) illicit, bootleg, unlawful

contraband

ant: (adj) legal, lawful, licit

ERudite

(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

erudite

syn: profoundly, educated, well-read

erudite

ant: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate

GOSSamer

(adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
(n) a very thin, light cloth

gossamer

syn: (adj) filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy

gossamer

ant: (adj) thick, dense, solid, massive

inFER

(v) to find out by reasoning
to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought
to hint, suggest, imply

infer

syn: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate

inSCRUtable

(adj) incapable of being understood
impossible to see through physically

inscrutable

syn: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic

inscrutable

ant: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable

INsular

(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island
narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

insular

syn: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial

insular

ant: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal

iRREVocable

(adj) incapable of being changed or called back

irrevocable

syn: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable

irrevocable

ant: reversible, changeable

proPENsity

(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward

propensity

syn: natural bent, proclivity, penchant

propensity

ant: natural incapacity or inability

QUERulous

(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful

querulous

syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable

querulous

ant: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid,

reMONstrate

(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

remonstrate

syn: reason against, expostulate

rePUdiate

(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

repudiate

syn: disavow, abjure, renounce

repudiate

ant: avow, affirm, aver, avouch

reSILient

(adj) able to return to an original shape or form
able to recover quickly

resilient

syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy

resilient

ant: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding

reVERberate

(v) to re-echo, resound
to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

reverberate

syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo

SCURRilous

(adj) coarsely, abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

scurrilous

syn: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative

scurrilous

ant: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified

SEDulous

(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination

sedulous

syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable

sedulous

ant: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose

SLEAzy

(adj) thin or flimsy in texture
cheap
shoddy or inferior in quality or character
ethically low, mean, or disreputable

sleazy

syn: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty

sleazy

ant: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy

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