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Flashcards in Unit 4 Vocab Deck (20):
1

courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

affable

2

to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

aggrandize

3

shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion

amorphous

4

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

archetype

5

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

aura

6

illegal traffic, smuggled goods; illegal, prohibited

contraband

7

scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

erudite

8

thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; a very thin, light cloth

gossamer

9

incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

inscrutable

10

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

insular

11

incapable of being changed or called back

irrevocable

12

a natural inclination or predilection toward

propensity

13

peevish, complaining, fretful

querulous

14

to argue with someone against something, protest against

remonstrate

15

to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

repudiate

16

able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

resilient

17

to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

reverberate

18

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

scurrilous

19

persistent, showing industry and determination

sedulous

20

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

sleazy