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abscond
verb; to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
aberrant
adjective; deviating from the norm (noun form; aberration)
alacrity
noun; eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
noun; deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality (adj., form: anomalous)
approbation
noun; an expression of approval or praise
arduous
adj.; strenuous, taxing, requiring sifnificant effort
assuage
verb; to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious
adj., daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)
austere
adj; without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic (noun form: austerity)
axiomatic
adj; taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
canonical
adj; following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
capricious
adj; inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
censure
verb; to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery
noun; trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur
noun; an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
convoluted
asdj; complex or complicated
disabuse
veb; to undeceive; to set right
discordant
adj; conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate
adj; fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery
noun; extreme boldness; presumptuousness
eloquent
adj; well-spoken; expressive; articulate (noun form: eloquence)
enervate
very; to weaken; to reduce in vitality
ennui
noun; dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate
verb; to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj. form: equivocal)
erudite
adj; very learned; scholarly (noun form: erudition)
exculpate
verb; exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent
adj; urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attentio n
extemporaneous
adj; improvised; done without preparation
filibuster
noun; intentional obstruction, esp., using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
fulminate
verb; to loudly attack or denounce