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acquiesce
to comply with
alacrity
cheerful readiness or willingness
anomaly
deviation from the norm
appease
to pacify; to concede to a beligerant demand in order to bring about peace
ascetic
one who ascribes to self-denial, esp. for religious beliefs
banal
commonplace; trite
bane
any cause of ruin, desruction, or woe
censure
severe criticism, scolding, or fault-finding
chagrin
irritation marked by disappointment or humiliation
chicanery
trickery or deception, usually used to gain an advantage or evade
choleric
tempermental; hotheaded; irascible
churlish
peasantlike or rustic; crude, crass, or vulgar
cipher
nothing, zero, or null
circumspect
cautious; wary; watchful; leery
countervail
to use equal force against
credulous
believing easiy; gullible; ingenuous
curmudgeon
a person with rude, irascible attitude
demagogue
a political agitator and charismatic orator who appeals to emotions and prejudice
deprecate
to express disapproval of
dubious
question; of doubtful quality or propreity
enigma
a mystery or puzzle; a perlexing or baffling situation, occurence, or person
ephermeral
lasting only short time; short-lived
epitaph
an inscription on a monument in memory of dead person
erudite
scholarly
eschew
to avoid or abstain from
expedient
suitable for a particular purpose; practicable; fitting for one's advantage or interest
extricate
to free or release from entanglement or engagement
facetious
frivolously comical; funny; witty; amusing
halcyon
calm; peaceful; serene
harangue
a lengthy speech, esp. a vehement, bombastic, or chastising
harbinger
anything that foreshadows a future event; omen
hiatus
a pause or break in a sequence; opening; aperture; gap; chasm
hyperbole
an obvious exaggeration, intentionally used for emphasis and not to be taken literally
idyllic
charmingly simple and carefree
impertinent
inappropriate under the circumstances; illmannered; rude; insolent
indigent
poor; destitute; impoverished
inexorable
relentless; unyielding; merciless
interloper
intruder or trespasser; one who intrudes into the private affair of others
irresolute
unable to decide
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
loquacious
talkative; chatty
magnanimous
noble or elevated in mind; generous
misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts humankind
mundane
of or pertaining to the world or to earthly concerns; banal; prosaic; quotidium
nebulous
vague and indistinct, without definite form; cloudy or hazy
obfuscate
to confuse, muddle, or bewilder
panacea
cure-all; universal remedy
pander
to cater to the base desires of others
paradigm
a model; standard; archetype
pariah
outcast
(similar to anathema)
patronize
to treat condescendingly; talk down to
phlegmatic
sluggish; indifferent; unemotional
plethora
overabundance; excess
propensity
natural tendency, inclination, or bent
proseytize
to conver (or attempt to convert) another to a belief system, ideology, or sect
pundit
an expert of authority
quintessence
the pure and concentrated essence of substance
recalcitrant
unruly; resistant or authority; disobedient; rebellious
renege
to go back on one's promise or word; to deny or renounce
salient
prominent or conspicuous; notable or significant
sanction
to authoritatively or officially aprove, authorize, permit, support
supercilious
disdainful in a haughty and arrogant way
superfluous
adding nothing necessary or important; excess; unnecessary
umbrage
anger; resentment; sense of having been maligned or insulted
venerate
to treat reverantly; revere; respect and admire greatly
wanton
without regard for what is morally right; reckless; unjustifiable