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Flashcards in Vocab F4 Deck (20):
1

friendly, good- natured, or easy to talk to

affable

2

increase the power, status, or wealth of

aggrandize

3

without a clearly defined shape or form

amorphous

4

a very typical example of a certain person or thing

archetype

5

The distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place

aura

6

goods that have been imported or exported illegally

contraband

7

having or showing great knowledge or learning

erudite

8

a fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen especially in autumn

gossamer

9

impossible to understand or interpret

inscrutable

10

ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside one's own experience

insular

11

not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final

irrevocable

12

an inclination of natural tendency to behave in a particular way

propensity

13

complaining in a petulant or whining manner

querulous

14

making a forcefully reproachful protest

remonstrate

15

refuse to accept or be associated with

repudiate

16

(of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed

resilient

17

(of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo

reverberate

18

making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation

scurrilous

19

showing dedication and diligence

sedulous

20

sordid, corrupt, immoral or flimsy

sleazy