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Acumen(n)
A man with his acumen (keen insight) is not easily imposed on; sharp thinking
Adamant(adj)
He was adammant (unyielding, abolutly firm) in his refusal to reveal the name of the accomplice.
Anomaly(n)
anamalous(adj) His coonskin cap was an anomaly (a deviation from the usual, out of the ordinary) in the Congressional cloakroom.
Antipathy(n)
antipathetic(adj) My antipathy (dislike of, hartred for, aversion to) for communism was no secret.
Apathy(n)
apathetic(adj) His apthay (lack of feeling, absence of emotion) about the injured child was shocking.
Assiduous(adj)
assiduity(n) AN assiduous(constant, persistent) reader often makes a good scholar.
Autonomous(adj)
autonomy(n) Although the store carried the name of a chain it was really autonomous (self-governing, independent of outside control)
Banal(adj)
Banality(n) The Pompous speaker bored his audience with banal(trite, commonplace, uninspired) remarks.
Candor(n)
Candid(adj) The senator talked about political issues with suprising candor (frankness, outspokenness)
Caprice(n)
Capricious(adj) It was simply caprice(a whim, an unmotivated decision) which made him order the promotion of all red-headed men in the platoon.
Castigate(v)
Castigation(n) Editors love to castigate(severley criticise) crooked politicians.
Chicanery(n)
Many people assumer that there is always a certain amount of chicanery (trickery, subterfuge) in the letting of city contracts.