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syn- genial, amicable, cordial

ant- surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable

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affable

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affable

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(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

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aggrandize

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(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

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syn- augment, amplify, enhance, exalt

ant- reduce, decrease, diminish

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aggrandize

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amorphous

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(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion

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syn- formless, unstructured, inchoate

ant- definite, well-defined, clear-cut

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amorphous

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archetype

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(n.) an original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example of a particular type of person or thing

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syn- model, prototype, epitome

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archetype

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aura

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(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality

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syn- ambience, atmosphere

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aura

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contraband

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(n. ) illegal traffic, smuggled goods

(adj. ) illegal, prohibited

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syn- (adj.) bootleg, unlawful

ant- (adj.) legal, lawful, licit

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contraband

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erudite

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(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pendantic

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syn- profoundly, educated, well-read

ant- ignorant, uneducated, illiterate

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erudite

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gossamer

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(adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial

((n.) a very thin, light cloth

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syn- (adj.) filmy, diapahnous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy

ant- (adj.) dense, solid, massive

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gossamer

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inscrutable

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(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

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syn- impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic

ant- comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable

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inscrutable

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insular

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(adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

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syn- narrow-minded, parochial, provincial

ant- catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal

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insular

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irrevocable

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(adj.) incapable of being changed or called back

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syn- unrecallable, unalterable

ant- reversible, changeable

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irrevocable

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propensity

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(n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward

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syn- natural bent, proclivity, penchant

ant- natural incapacity or incability

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propensity

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querulous

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(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful

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syn- petulant, irritable

ant- uncomplaining, stoical

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querulous

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remonstrate

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(v.) to argue with someone against something, protest against

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syn- reason against, expostulate

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remonstrate

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repudiate

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(v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

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syn- disavow, renounce

ant- avow, affirm, aver

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repudiate

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resilient

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(adj.) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

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syn- springy, elastic

ant- rigid, stiff, inflexible

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resilient

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reverberate

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(v.) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

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syn- rumble, thunder, boom, echo

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reverberate

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scurrilous

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(adj.) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

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syn- obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative

ant- decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified

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scurrilous

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sedulous

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(adj.) persistent, showing industry and determination

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syn- assidious, indefatigable

ant- indolent, listless

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sedulous

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sleazy

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(adj.) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

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syn- inferior, cheesy

ant- superior, first-rate

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sleazy