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20 terms

unit 4 book f

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affable
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, easy to speak to
aggrandize
(v.) to increase in greatness, power or weath; to intensify
amorphous
(adj.) shapeless; w/o organization, unity
aura
(n.) that which surrounds, a sitinctive air or personal quality
contraband
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited
erudite
(adj.) scholarly, bookish, pedantic
gossamer
(adj.) thin, delicate; (n.) a very thin, light cloth
infer
(v.) to find out by reasoning
inscrutable
(adj.) incapable of being understood, impenetrable
insular
(adj.) relating to, characteristic of, narrow-minded
irrevocable
(adj.) incapable of being changed or called back
propensity
(n.) a natural inclination or predilection towrad, proclivity
querulous
(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful
remonstrate
(v.) to argue or plead with someone against something, object to
repudiate
(v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
resilient
(adj.) able to recover quickly, springly, elastic
reverberate
(v.) to re-echo, to reflect, thunder
sedulous
(adj.) persistent, assiduous
sleazy
(adj.) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap, shoddy
scurrilous
(adj.) vulgar, foul-mouthed (language)