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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U4 Deck (20):
1

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

affable

2

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

aggrandize

3

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

anorphous

4

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

archetype

5

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

aura

6

n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods;
adj) illegal, prohibited

contraband

7

adj) scholarly, learned, bookish; pedantic

erudite

8

adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial;
n) a very thin, light cloth

gossamer

9

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

inscrutable

10

adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island

insular

11

adj) incapable of being changed or called back

irrevocable

12

n) a natural inclination or predilection toward

propensity

13

adj) peevish, complaining, fretful

querulous

14

v) to argue with someone against something, protest against

remonstrate

15

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

repudiate

16

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

resilient

17

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

reverberate

18

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

scurrilous

19

adj) persistent, showing industry and determination

sedulous

20

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

sleazy