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Anomaly
Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
Assuage
o make milder or less severe; relieve; ease
Enigma
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation:
Equivocal
deliberately ambiguous
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
fervid
heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.

burning; glowing; intensely hot.
lucid
easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
opaque
not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
placate
to overcome the distrust or hostility of
precipitate
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly:
prodigal
wastefully or recklessly extravagant:
Zeal
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence;
Abstain
to hold oneself back voluntarily, esp. from something regarded as improper or unhealthy
adulterate
to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of (any professedly genuine article)
Apathy
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
Audacious
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
Capricious
erratic
Corrobrate
to make more certain; confirm
Desiccate
to dry thoroughly; dry up
Engender
to produce, cause, or give rise to
Ephemeral
lasting a very short time; short-lived
Gullible
easily deceived or cheated
Homogenous
all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
Laconic
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
Laudable
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable
Loquacious
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous:
Mitigate
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
pedant
a person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning.
pragmatic
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
propriety
conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
Vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute
Volatile
evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor
Advocate
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument
Antipathy
a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.


an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
Bolster
a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.


anything resembling this in form or in use as a support.
Cacophony
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance
Deride
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
dissonance
inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony
enervate
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, esp. a set oration in honor of a deceased person.
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters.
ingenuous
free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere
lethargic
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish
Malleable
capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers
misanthrope
a hater of humankind.
Obdurate
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
Ostentation
pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others.
Paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
Philanthropic
of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent:
Prevaricate
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie
Venerate
to regard or treat with reverence; revere
Waver
to sway to and fro; flutter