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Affable

Courteous and pleasant. Sociable. Easy to speak to.

Syn. Amicable. Agreeable. Cordial. Genial
Ant. Surly. Cantankerous. Dour. Inhospitable

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Aggrandize

To increase in greatness power or wealth. To build up or intensify. To make appear greater.

Syn. Aggrandize. Augment. Amplify. Enhance. Exalt.
Ant. Reduce. Decrease. Diminish.

3

Amorphous

Shapeless without definite form. Of no particular type or character. Without organization unity or cohesion.

Syn. Formless. Unstructured. Nebulous. Inchoate.
Ant. Definite. Well defined. Clear cut.

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Aura

That which surrounds (as an atmosphere). A distinctive air or personal quality.

Syn. Ambience. Atmosphere.

5

Contraband.

Illegal traffic smuggled goods. Illegal prohibited

Syn. Boot leg. Illicit. Unlawful.
Ant. Legal. Lawful. Licit.

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Erudite

Scholarly. Learned. Bookish. Pedantic.

Syn. Profoundly. Educated. Well read.
Ant. Ignorant. Illiterate. Uneducated.

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Gossamer

Thin light delicate insubsantial. A very thin light cloth

Syn. Sheer. Diaphanous. Filmy. Airy. Feathery. Gauzy
Ant. Thick. Dense. Solid. Massive.

8

Infer

To find out by reasoning. To arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought. To hint suggest imply.

Syn. Gather. Deduce. Presume. Guess. Speculate.

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Inscrutable

Incapable of being understood. Impossible to see through physically.

Syn. Incomprehensible. Enigmatic. Impenetrable.
Ant. Compressible. Intelligible. Penetrable.

10

Insular

Relating to characteristic of or situated on an island. Narrow or isolated in outlook or experience.

Syn. Narrow minded. Provincial. Parochial.
Ant. Cosmopolitan. Liberal. Catholic.

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Irrevocable

Incapable of being changed or called back.

Syn. Irreversible. Unalterable. Unrecallable.
Ant. Reversible. Changeable.

12

Propensity

A natural inclination or predilection toward.

Syn. Natural bent. Proclivity. Penchant.
Ant. Natural incapability of inability.

13

Querulous

Peevish complaining fretful.

Syn. Petulant. Touchy. Irritable. Cranky.
Ant. Serene. Stoical. Placid. Uncomplaining.

14

Remonstrate

To argue against or plead with someone against something to protest against object to.

Syn. Expostulate. Reason against.

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Repudiate

To disown reject or deny the validity of

Syn. Disown. Renounce. Abjure.
Ant. Affirm. Avow. Aver. Avouch.

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Resilient

Able to return to an original shape or form. Able to recover quickly.

Syn. Buoyant. Elastic. Springy. Bouncy.
Ant. Rigid. Stiff. Unyielding. Inflexible.

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Reverberate

To re echo resound. To reflect or be reflected repeatedly.

Syn. Rumble. Thunder. Boom. Echo.

18

Scurrilous

Coarsely abusive vulgar or low (especially in language) foul mouthed.

Syn. Obscene. Vituperative. Filthy. Abusive.
Ant. Tasteful. Dignified. Decius. Seemingly.

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Sedulous

Persistent showing industry and determination.

Syn. Assiduous. Tireless. Indefatigable.
Ant. Lackadaisical. Listless. Indolent. Otiose.

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Sleazy

Thin or flimsy in texture. Cheap. Shoddy or inferior in quality or character. Ethically low mean or disreputable.

Syn. Inferior. Tawdry. Cheesy. Tatty.
Ant. Superior. First rate. Sturdy. Quality.