Vocabulary Workshop, Unit 4

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affable

(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to; genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial

aggrandize

(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater; augment, amplify, enhance, exalt

amorphous

(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion; formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate

aura

(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality; ambience, atmosphere

contraband

(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited; illicit, bootleg, unlawful

erudite

(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic; profoundly educated, well-read

gossamer

(adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth; filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy

infer

(v.) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply; gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate

inscrutable

(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically; impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic

insular

(adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience; narrow-minded, parochial, provincial

irrevocable

(adj.) incapable of being changed or called back; irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable

propensity

(n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward; natural bent, proclivity, pendant

querulous

(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful; petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable

remonstrate

(v.) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to; reason against, expostulate

repudiate

(v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of; disavow, abjure, renounce

resilient

(adj.) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly; springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy

reverberate

(v.) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly; rumble, thunder, boom, echo

scurrilous

(adj.) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed; obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative

sedulous

(adj.) persistent, showing industry and determination; assiduous, tireless, indefatigable

sleazy

(adj.) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable; inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty

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