Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 4`

  1. affable
    adj. courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
  2. affable
    genial, amicable, cordial (syn.)
  3. affable
    surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable (ant.)
  4. aggrandize
    v. to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
  5. aggrandize
    augment, amplify, enhance, exalt (syn.)
  6. aggrandize
    reduce, decrease, diminish (ant.)
  7. amorphous
    adj. shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
  8. amorphous
    formless, unstructured, inchoate (syn.)
  9. amorphous
    definite, well-defined, clear-out (ant.)
  10. archetype
    n. an original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example of a particular type of person or thing
  11. archetype
    model, prototype, epitome (syn.)
  12. aura
    n. that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
  13. aura
    ambience, atmosphere (syn.)
  14. contraband
    n. illegal traffic, smuggled goods
  15. contraband
    adj. illegal, prohibited
  16. contraband
    bootleg, unlawful (syn.)
  17. contraband
    legal, lawful, licit (ant.)
  18. erudite
    adj. scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
  19. erudite
    profoundly educated, well-read (syn.)
  20. erudite
    ignorant, uneducated, illiterate (ant.)
  21. gossamer
    adj. thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
  22. gossamer
    n. a very thin, light cloth
  23. gossamer
    filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy (syn.)
  24. gossamer
    dense, solid, massive (ant.)
  25. inscrutable
    adj. incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
  26. inscrutable
    impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic (syn.)
  27. inscrutable
    comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable (ant.)
  28. insular
    adj. relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
  29. insular
    narrow-minded, parochial, provincial (syn.)
  30. insular
    catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal (ant.)
  31. irrevocable
    adj. incapable of being changed or called back
  32. irrevocable
    unrecallable, unalterable (syn.)
  33. irrevocable
    reversible, changeable (ant.)
  34. propensity
    n. a natural inclination or predilection toward
  35. propensity
    natural bent, proclivity, penchant (syn.)
  36. propensity
    natural incapacity or inability (ant.)
  37. querulous
    adj. peevish, complaining, fretful
  38. querulous
    petulant, irritable (syn.)
  39. querulous
    uncomplaining, stoical (ant.)
  40. remonstrate
    v. to argue with someone against something, protest against
  41. remonstrate
    reason against, expostulate (syn.)
  42. repudiate
    v. to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
  43. repudiate
    disavow, renounce (syn.)
  44. repudiate
    avow, affirm, aver (ant.)
  45. resilient
    adj. able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
  46. resilient
    springy, elastic (syn.)
  47. resilient
    rigid, stiff, inflexible (ant.)
  48. reverberate
    v. to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
  49. reverberate
    rumble, thunder, boom, echo (syn.)
  50. scurrilous
    adj. coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed
  51. scurrilous
    obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative (syn.)
  52. scurrilous
    decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified (ant.)
  53. sedulous
    adj. persistent, showing industry and determination
  54. sedulous
    assiduous, indefatigable (syn.)
  55. sedulous
    indolent, listless (ant.)
  56. sleazy
    adj. thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable
  57. sleazy
    inferior, cheesy (syn.)
  58. sleazy
    superior, first-rate (ant.)
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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 4`