Unit4 - Affable Aggrandize Amorphous Aura Contraband...

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Affable (adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to We spent a pleasant afternoon with our__neighbors. Syn.: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial; Ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable Aggrandiz e (v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater John D. Rockefeller worked to__his empire by purchasing oil wells, refineries, and pipelines. Syn.: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt; Ant: reduce, decrease, diminish Amorphou s (adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity or cohesion The__body of the amoeba was fascinating to watch under the microscope. Syn.: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate; Ant: definite, well-defined, clear-cut Aura (n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality What people though was her__of mystery was actually a mask for her shyness. Syn.: ambience, atmosphere Contraban d (n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited Three jeweled combs from the 17 th century were among the__seized by the police. Syn.: illicit, bootleg, unlawful; Ant: legal, lawful, licit Erudite (adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic For my paper, I would like to find an__history of the subject written in a clear and unbiased manner. Syn.: profoundly educated, well-read; Ant: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate Gossamer (adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n) a very thin, light cloth Ghosts are often depicted in literature as wearing__clothing that makes them seem all the more ethereal. The book was so old that each finely printed page seemed only the weight of__. Syn.:(adj.)filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy; Ant.:(adj.) thick, dense, solid, massive Infer (v) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply I can__nothing from this odd behavior. Syn.: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate Inscrutabl e (adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically I could not tell by her__smile whether she was pleased or only amused with me. Syn.: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic; Ant: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable Insular (adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience You seem too sophisticated to hold such__opinions. Syn.: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial; Ant: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
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Unit4 - Affable Aggrandize Amorphous Aura Contraband...

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