Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Lesson 4
Courteous and pleasant, sociable; easy to speak to.
To increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater.
Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type of character; without organization, unity, or cohesion.
That which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality.
(n.) Illegal traffic, smuggled goods. (adj.) Illegal, prohibited.
Scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic.
Thin, light, delicate, insubstantial. (n.) a very thin, light cloth.
To find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply.
Incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically.
Relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island, narrow or isolated in outlook or experience.
Incapable of being changed or called back.
A natural inclination or predilection toward.
Peevish, complaining, fretful.
To argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to.
To disown, reject, or deny the validity of.
To re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly.
Able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly.
Abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed.
Persistent, showing industry and determination.
Thin of flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy of inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable.