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aberrant
wandering
divergent
unusual
abscond
depart in a sudden, secret manner
accolade
praise
expression of approval
award for bravery
acumen
keen insight
shrewdness
amalgamate
mix
merge
blend
combine
ameliorate
make better
make more bearable
improve
anachranomism
not in correct historical context
archaic
outdated
antiquated
primitave
ancient
old
asceticism
rigorous self denial
extreme abstinence
austerity
austere
without adornment or ease
solemn
grave
severely simple
aver
assert or confirm with confidence
allege as fact
beatify
bless
declare to be among the blessed
to make blissfully happy
bombast
pompous speech or writing
brook
bear
suffer
tolerate
burgeon
grow quickly
flourish
carcophony
meaningless mixture of sound
canonical
relating to canon law
religious
OR
(x+9) with the highest power of x first
censure
official reprimand
expression of disapproval
chicanery
trickery and deception
complaisant
inclined to please
obliging
agreeable or gracious
contentious
quarrelsome
argumentative
demur
to make objection
voice opposition
derision
ridicule
mockery
diatribe
abusive denunciation or attack
didactic
instructive
inclined to lecture
teaching a moral lesson
emollient
having the power of softening
relaxing
extemporaneous
impromptu
made for the occasion
flag
sag or droop
dwindle
wilt
slump
wane
garulous
excessively talkative
babbling
verbose
glib
talkative
loquacious
facile
smooth
hackneyed
made commonplace or trite
stale
banal through overuse
overdone
harangue
scolding or long verbal attack
diatribe
hedonism
the doctrine that pleasure/happiness is the highest good
heretical
departure from accepted beliefs
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
arrogance
hyperbole
obvious and intentional exaggeration
intransigent
unwilling to compromise
inflexible
stubborn
laconic
using few words
concise
brief
succinct
laud
to give praise
maverick
a lone dissenter
one who resists adherence to a group
nonconformist
nebulous
hazy
vague
indistinct
neologism
a new word, meaning or phrase
nice
exacting
accuracy
precision
skill
tact
care or delicacy
obfuscate
confuse
bewilder
stupefy
penurious
extremely stingy
poor
destitute
indigent
inadequately supplied
plastic
not rigid
capable of being molded
being able to create
predilection
bias
inclination
predisposition
prescience
knowledge of things before they exist
foresight
prodigal
wastefully or recklessly extravagant
quiescence
a state of quiet, inactive
quixotic
impulsive
rashly unpredictible
rail
complain bitterly
vehement denunciation
solicitous
anxious
eager
voracious
steep
completely soak
saturate
imbue
immerse
surfeit
an excessive amount
to eat or drink in excess
synthesis
combining of separate elements to form a whole
logical deduction
tenuous
thin
slender
lacking strength
rare
lacking clarity
having little substance
terse
abruptly concise
curt
brusque
brief
urbane
reflecting elegance
vacillate
to waiver in mind or opinion
vexation
irritation
annoyance
nuisance
viscous
of a glutinous nature
sticky
thick
high resistance to flow
vituperative
using, containing or marked by harshly abusive censure
waver
sway
flutter
become unsteady
shake or tremble
feel or show doubt
fetid
stinking
having an offensive odor
denigrate
belittle
criticize in a derogatory manner
sully
defame
indolent
lazy
slothful
disposition to avoid exertion
regale
entertain
delight
to feast
adulterate
reduce purity
make impure by adding inferior ingredients
gossamer
delicate
any thin, light fabric
castigation
severe criticism
reprimand severely
succor
assistance
help
relief
aid
pillory
punish
to expose to public derision
ridicule
abuse
chary
cautious
shy
careful
wary
timid
avarice
greed for wealth
tortuous
lacking simplicity
prevaricate
to avoid the truth
cogent
a convincing argument
quaff
to deeply drink
filibuster
to stall legislation
alchemy
the study of how to make gold
inimical
causing harm
disabuse
to remove an idea that is false
dearth
inadequate supply
scarcity
lack
assuage
to make milder or less severe
relieve
ease
mitigate
torpid
inactive or sluggish
slow
dull
apathetic
lethargic
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere at the same time
omnipresent
adulation
to show excessive admiration or devotion to
flatter
salubrious
favorable to or promoting health
unfeigned
sincere
genuince