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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 4

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affable
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
aura
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband
goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
erudite
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
gossamer
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; a very thin, light cloth
infer
to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
inscrutable
(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
insular
relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or called back
propensity
a natural inclination or predilection toward
querulous
peevish, complaining, fretful
remonstrate
to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
repudiate
(v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
reverberate
to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
scurrilous
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed
sedulous
persistent, showing industry and determination
sleazy
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable