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Vocab Words #4

Vocab Words #4 Affable-Sleazy

(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater S: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt; A: reduce, decrease, diminish aggrandize
(adj) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion S: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate; A: definite, well-defined, clear-cut amorphous
(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality S: ambience, atmosphere aura
(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj) illegal, prohibited S: (adj) illicit, bootleg, unlawful; A: legal, lawful, licit contraband
(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pendantic S: profoundly educated, well-read; A: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate erudite
(adj) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n) a very thin, light cloth S: (adj) filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy; A: (adj) thick, dense, solid, massive gossamer
(v) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply S: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate infer
(adj) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically S: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic; A: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable inscrutable
(adj) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience S: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial; A: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal insular
(adj) incapable of being changed or called back S: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable; A: reversible, changeable irrevocable
(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward S: natural bent, proclivity, penchant; A: natural incapacity or inability propensity
(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful S: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable; A: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid querulous
(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to S: reason, against, expostulate remonstrate
(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of S: disavow, abjure, renounce; A: avow, affirm, aver, avouch repudiate
(adj) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly S: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy; A: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding resilient
(v) to re-echo, resound; to reflect to be reflected repeatedly S: rumble, thunder, boom, echo reverberate
(adj) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed S: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative; A: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified scurrilous
(adj) persistant, showing industry and determination S: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable; A: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose sedulous
(adj) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable S: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty; A: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy sleazy
(adj) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to S: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial; A: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable affable
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