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abberant
deviating from the norm
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
deviation from the normal order
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
assuage
to ease or lessen
audacious
daring and fearless
capricious
inclined to change one's mind impulsively
censure
to critisize severely
chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur
an informed or astute judge in matters of taste
discordant
conflicting
disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
enervate
to weaken
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom
equivocate
to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
exculpate
exonerate, clear from blame
onerous
troubling, burdensome
exigent
urgent
filibuster
intentional obstruction
ingenuous
artless, frank and candid
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
magnanimity
generously noble, forgiving
martial
associated with war or armed forces
mundane
of the world, typical, ordinary
nascent
early developmental stages
nebulous
vague
neologism
a new word, expression or usage
noxious
harmful
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
parody
humoruos imitation
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years
perfunctory
cursory, done without care or interest
prattle
to babble meaninglessly
prescience
foreknowledge of events
prevaricate
to deliberately avoid the truth
refute
to disprove
relegate
forcibly assign
solicitous
concerned and attentive
static
not moving
truculent
fierce and cruel
voracious
having an insatiable appetite
waver
to move to and fro