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aberrant
deviating from the norm
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic
audacias
daring, fearless
capricious
erratic & unpredictable
censure
to criticize severly
disparate
fundamentally distinct
enervate
to weaken
ennui
dissatisfaction from boredom or apathy
equivocate
to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
exculpate
clear of blame
exigent
urgent
ingenuous
frank & candid
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
magnanamity
generously noble in mind & heart
noxious
harmful
obtuse
not precise in thought
obviate
to anticipate; to make necessary
perennial
recurrent
perfunctory
done without care
prevaricate
deliberately avoid the truth
solicitous
concerned & attentive
tortuous
winding; twisting; complicated
voracious
having an insatiable apetite
abjure
to reject solemnly
abrogate
to abolish or annul
abcission
act of cutting or removing
acarpous
no longer fertile
accretion
growth
adroit
skillful & adept
adumbrate
to foreshadow
anathema
solemn or religious curse
anodyne
soothing
apocryphal
of dubious origin
apogee
farthest point
apostate
one who abandons long held conviction
apotheosis
glorification to godliness
apposite
relevant; appropriate
apprise
to inform
arabesque
complex design
arcane
mysterious
arrant
impudent; without qualification
asperity
severity
ascetic
someone practicing self-denial
aspersion
act of defamation
assay
analysis or examination
asseverate
to assert; to allege
assiduous
diligent; hard working
attenuate
to weaken
augury
omen
auspice
protection; support
auspicious
favorable; successful
aver
to assert; to prove
baleful
harmful
bane
source of harm
beatify
to make happy
bedizen
to adorn
bellicose
belligerent; warlike
bilge
bulge or swell
blandish
to coax with flattery
blithe
carefree
boor
rude person
burnish
to polish or shine
byzantine
complex
cabal
scheme or plot
cochinnate
to laugh loudly
cadge
to mooch
cajole
to coax
calumniate
to slander
caparison
adorn
captious
calculated to confuse in argument
cavil
to find fault without good reason
chasten
to correct
chimera
illusion