adj. courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to.
S: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial; A: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
v. to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater.
S: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt; A: reduce, decrease, diminish
adj. shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity or cohesion.
S: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate; A: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
S: ambience, atmosphere
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited
S: illicit, bootleg, unlawful; A: legal, lawful, licit
(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
S: profoundly educated, well-read; A: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
(adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth.
S: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy; A: thick, dense, solid, massive
v. to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply.
S: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
adj. incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically.
S: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic; A: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable
adj. relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience.
S: narrow-minded, parochical, provincial; A: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal