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abscond
depart, steal off and hide
aberrant
not normal
alacrity
eager and willingness
anomaly
not normal
approbation
expression of approval, praise
arduous
hard, require sinificant effort
assuage
easy to lessen
audacious
recklessly bold
austere
bare, simple
axiomatic
self evidence truth
canonical
traditional standard
capricious
to change one's mind inpulsively
censure
criticize severely
chicanery
trickery
connoisseur
astute judge in matter of taste, expert
convoluted
complicated
disabuse
to set right
discordant
conflicting, harsh in sound
disparate
distinct or dissimilar
effrontery
extreme boldness
eloquent
well spoken, articulate
enervate
weaken
ennui
dissatisfaction from boredom
equivocate
use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
erudite
very learned, scholarly
exculpate
clear of blame
exigent
urgent
extemportaneous
improvised, done without preparation
filibuster
using long speech to delay legistration action
fulminate
make brighter
ingenuous
frank, lacking sophistication
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
laud
praise highly
lucid
clear, easily understood
magnanimity
being generously noble in mind and heart
martial
associate with war and armed force
mundane
earthly being
nascent
early development stage
nebulous
vague, cloudy
neologism
new word, expression, or usage
noxious
harmful
obtuse
lacking sharpness
obviate
anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
troubling
paean
song of praise
parody
humorous imitation intended for ridicule
perennial
happening repeatedly
perfidy
intentional breach of faith
perfunctory
done without care
perspicacious
acutely percpetive
prattle
talk in an empty manner
precipitate
acting with haste or impulse
predilection
preference, disposition in favor of something
prescience
foreknowledge of event,
prevaricate
avoid the truth, mislead
qualms
causes for hesitancy
recant
to change previously held belief
refute
to disprove
relegate
to lower place or position
reticent
quiet and reserve
solicitous
eager, concern and attentive
sordid
foul
sporadic
occasionally
squander
waste or spend irresponsibly
static
not moving
stupefy
amaze
stymie
to block
synthesis
to combine
torque
force that causes rotation
tortuous
twisting
truculent
cruel, eager to fight
veracity
honesty
virulent
harmful, poisonous
voracious
insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit
waver
sway, unsettled in opinion