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affable

courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

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aggrandize

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

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amorphous

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

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archetype

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

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aura

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

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contraband

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

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erudite

scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

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gossamer

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

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inscrutable

incapable of being understand; impossible to see through physically

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insular

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

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irrevocable

incapable of being changed or called back

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propensity

a natural inclination or predilection toward

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querulous

peevish, complaining, fretful

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remonstrate

to argue with someone against something, protest against

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repudiate

to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

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resilient

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

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reverberate

to re-echo, resound them; to reflect or be repeated repeatedly

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scurrilous

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

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sedulous

persistent, showing industry and determination

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sleazy

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