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english vocab unit 4 with pos, syn, ant, pronunciation

the syllable with the most emphasis will be capitalized ONLY in the definitions NOT in the syn/ant
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AFFable
(adj) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
affable
syn: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
affable
ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
aGGRANdize
(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth
aggrandize
syn: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
aggrandize
ant: reduce, decrease, diminish
aMORphous
(adj) shapeless, without definite form
or no particular type or character
without organization, unity, or cohesion
amorphous
syn: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
amorphous
ant: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
AURa
(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere)
a distinctive air or personal quality
aura
syn: ambiance, atmosphere
CONtraband
(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods
(adj) illegal, prohibited
contraband
syn: (adj) illicit, bootleg, unlawful
contraband
ant: (adj) legal, lawful, licit
ERudite
(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
erudite
syn: profoundly, educated, well-read
erudite
ant: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
GOSSamer
(adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
(n) a very thin, light cloth
gossamer
syn: (adj) filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy
gossamer
ant: (adj) thick, dense, solid, massive
inFER
(v) to find out by reasoning
to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought
to hint, suggest, imply
infer
syn: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
inSCRUtable
(adj) incapable of being understood
impossible to see through physically
inscrutable
syn: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
inscrutable
ant: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable
INsular
(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island
narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
insular
syn: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
insular
ant: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
iRREVocable
(adj) incapable of being changed or called back
irrevocable
syn: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
irrevocable
ant: reversible, changeable
proPENsity
(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward
propensity
syn: natural bent, proclivity, penchant
propensity
ant: natural incapacity or inability
QUERulous
(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful
querulous
syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
querulous
ant: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid,
reMONstrate
(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
remonstrate
syn: reason against, expostulate
rePUdiate
(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
repudiate
syn: disavow, abjure, renounce
repudiate
ant: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
reSILient
(adj) able to return to an original shape or form
able to recover quickly
resilient
syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
resilient
ant: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
reVERberate
(v) to re-echo, resound
to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
reverberate
syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
SCURRilous
(adj) coarsely, abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed
scurrilous
syn: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
scurrilous
ant: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified
SEDulous
(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination
sedulous
syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sedulous
ant: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose
SLEAzy
(adj) thin or flimsy in texture
cheap
shoddy or inferior in quality or character
ethically low, mean, or disreputable
sleazy
syn: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty
sleazy
ant: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy