76 terms

Unit 4 Vocab

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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 or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
aura
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband
illegal traffic, smuggled goods, illegal, prohibited
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
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
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
affable
syn: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
aggrandize
syn: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
amorphous
syn: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
aura
syn: ambience, atmosphere
contraband
syn: illicit, bootleg, unlawful
erudite
syn: profoundly educated, well-read
gossamer
syn: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy
infer
syn: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
inscrutable
syn: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
insular
syn: narrow-minded,parochial, provincial
irrevocable
syn: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
propensity
syn: natural bent, proclivity, penchant
querulous
syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
remonstrate
syn: reason against, expostulate
repudiate
syn: disavow, abjure, renounce
resilient
syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
reverberate
syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
scurrilous
syn: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
sedulous
syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sleazy
syn: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty
affable
ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
aggrandize
ant: reduce, decrease, diminish
amorphous
ant: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
contraband
ant: legal, lawful, licit
erudite
ant: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
gossamer
ant:thick, dense, solid, massive
inscrutable
ant: comperhensible, intelligible, penetrable
insular
ant: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
irrevocable
ant: reversible, changeable
propensity
ant: natural incapacity or inability
querulous
ant: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid
repudiate
ant: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
resilient
ant: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
scurrilous
ant: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified
sedulous
ant: lackadisical, listless, indolent, otiose
sleazy
ant: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy
aff
where is the stress in affable
gran
where is the stress in aggrandize
mor
where is the stress in amorphous
aur
where is the stress in aura
con
where is the stress in contraband
er
where is the stress in erudite
goss
where is the stress in gossamer
fer
where is the stress in infer
scru
where is the stress in inscrutable
in
where is the stress in insular
rev
where is the stress in irrevocable
pen
where is the stress in propensity
quer
where is the stress in querulous
mon
where is the stress in remonstrate
pu
where is the stress in repudiate
sil
where is the stress in resilient
ver
where is the stress in reverberate
scurr
where is the stress in scurrilous
sed
where is the stress in sedulous
slea
where is the stress in sleazy