Vocab Unit 4

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Vocab Unit 4
2010-10-25 02:37:55
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  1. Affable
    adj courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
  2. addrandize
    v. to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or insensify; to make appear greater
  3. amorphous
    adj. shapeless with out definite form; of no particular type of character, with out unity.
  4. aura
    n. that which surrouds (as an atmosphere); as a distinctive air or personality quality.
  5. contraband
    n illegal traffic, smuggled goods, adj. illegal, prohibited
  6. erudite
    adj. scholarly, learned bookish, pedantic
  7. gossamer
    adj. thin light delicate, insubstantial n. very thin light clean cloth
  8. infer
    v. to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusionon the basis of thought
  9. inscrutable
    • adj. incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically.
    • ex. i was unable to tell by her inscrutable smile...
  10. insular
    • adj. relating to, characteristic of, situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience.
    • you seem so sophisticated to hold such insular opinions.
  11. irrevocable
    adj. incapable of being changed or called back.
  12. propensity
    • n. a natural inclination or prediction toward
    • Elena showed a strong propensity for doing her vocab works late at night.
  13. querulous
    adj, peevish, complaining, fretful
  14. remonstrate
    v. to argue or plead with someone against something; protest against, object to.
  15. repudiate
    v. to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
  16. resillient
    adj. able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
  17. reverberate
    v. to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly.
  18. scurrilous
    adj. coarsly abusive, vulgar low (in language), foul-mouthed
  19. sedulous
    adj. persistent, showing industry and determination
  20. sleazy
    adj. thin or flimsy in texture, cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character