28 terms

Vocab 4 A

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