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Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Lesson 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
Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type of character; without organization, unity, or cohesion.
Aura
That which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality.
Contraband
(n.) Illegal traffic, smuggled goods. (adj.) Illegal, prohibited.
Erudite
Scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic.
Gossamer
Thin, light, delicate, insubstantial. (n.) 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
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
To disown, reject, or deny the validity of.
Reverberate
To re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly.
Resilient
Able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly.
Scurrilous
Abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed.
Sedulous
Persistent, showing industry and determination.
Sleazy
Thin of flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy of inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable.