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anomaly
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
assuage
To make something burdensome or painful less intense or severe
enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
equivocal
Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous
erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
fervid
1. Marked by great passion or zeal: a fervid patriot.
2. Extremely hot; burning.
lucid
1.Easily understood; intelligible.
2.Mentally sound; sane or rational.
3.Translucent or transparent.
opaque
impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
Not reflecting light; having no luster. Obtuse of mind
placate
cause to be more favorably inclined
precipitate
Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
prodigal
Rashly or wastefully extravagant. Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse
zeal
Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance
abstain
To refrain from something by one's own choice
adulterate
To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients
apathy
Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference
audacious
Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold
capricious
subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable
corroborate
To strengthen or support with other evidence
desiccate
Lacking spirit or animation
To dry out thoroughly.
To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. To make dry, dull, or lifeless
engender
To bring into existence; give rise to
ephemeral
Living or lasting only for a day
gullible
Easily deceived or duped
homogenous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
laconic
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise
laudable
worthy of high praise
loquacious
full of trivial conversation, Very talkative
mitigate
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate
pedant
One who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules
pragmatic
Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
propriety
The quality of being proper; appropriateness.
Conformity to prevailing customs and usages
vacillate
To sway from one side to the other; oscillate.
To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
volatile
Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
Tending to violence; explosive
Flying or capable of flying
advocate
To speak, plead, or argue in favor of.
antipathy
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
bolster
To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
To buoy up or hearten
cacophony
a loud harsh or strident noise
deride
To speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth
dissonance
A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord
enervate
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of, To remove a nerve or part of a nerve
eulogy
A laudatory speech or written tribute
garrulous
Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk
ingenuous
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless.
Openly straightforward or frank; candid
lethargic
deficient in alertness or activity
malleable
Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure: a malleable metal.
Easily controlled or influenced; tractable.
Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable
misanthrope
One who hates or mistrusts humankind
obdurate
Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent, Not giving in to persuasion
ostentation
Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness.
paradox
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
philanthropic
Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance
prevaricate
To stray from or evade the truth;
venerate
To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference
waver
To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air