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Affable

Courteous and pleasant, sociable

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Aggrandize

To make appear greater, to increase in greatness, power, wealth

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Amorphous

Shapeless, without form, of no particular type or character, without organization, unity or cohesion

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Aura

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

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Contraband

Illegal traffic, smuggled goods

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Erudite

Scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

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Gossamer

Thin, light, delicate, a very thin light cloth

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Infer

To find out to be reasoning, to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply

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Inscrutable

Incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

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Insular

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

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Irrevocable

Incapable of changed or called back

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Propensity

A natural inclination or predilection toward something

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Querulous

Complaining, cranky

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Remonstrate

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

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Repudiate

To disown, deny the validity of

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Resilient

Able to return to an original shape or form, able to recover quickly

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Reverberate

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

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Scurrilous

Course abusive, vulgar or low(especially in language); foul mouthed

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Sedulous

Persistent, showing hard work and determination

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Sleazy

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