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Aberrant
deviating from the norm
Alacrity
eager and enthusastic willingness
Anomaly
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
Approbation
an expression of approval or praise
Assuage
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
Audacious
daring and fearless; recklessly bold
Capricious
inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
Censure
to criticize severely; to offically rebuke
Chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
Connoisseur
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
Disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimiliar
Eloquent
well-spoken; expressive; articulate
Enervate
to weaken; to reduce in vitality
Ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
Equivocate
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
Exculpate
exonerate; to clear of blame
Exigent
urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
Filibuster
intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
Ingenuous
artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
Inured
accustomed to accpeting something undesirable
Irascible
easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
Laud
to praise highly
Magnanimity
the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
Martial
associated with war and the armed forces
Mundane
of the world; typical or concerned with the ordinary
Nascent
coming into being; in early developmental stages
Nebulous
vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
Neologism
a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
Noxious
harmful; injurious
Obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
Obviate
to anticipate and make unneccesary
Onerous
troubling; burdensome
Parody
a humorous imitation intended for riducle or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
Perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
Perfunctory
cursory; done without care or interest
Prattle
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
Prescience
foreknowledge of events
Prevariacate
to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
Refute
to disprove; to successfully argue against
Relegate
to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
Solicitous
concerned and attentive; eager
Sporadic
occuring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
Static
not moving; at rest
Stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
Tortuous
winding; twisting; excessively complicated
Truculent
fierce and cruel; eager to fight
Voracious
having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
Waver
to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion