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abscond
(v)

Think: abduct (Primatech from Heroes)

Definition: to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
n/a
aberrant
(adj)

Think: abberation (noun form)

Defintion: deviating from the norm
n/a
alacrity
(n)

Think: Alarm

Definition: eager and enthusiastic willingness
n/a
anomaly
(n)

Think: not normal, abnormal

Definition: deviation from normal order, form, or rule; abnormality

What is the adj form?
(adj. form: anomalous)
approbation
(n)

Think: probation: did something good to deserve it, judge approves probation

Definition: an expression of approval or praise
n/a
arduous
(adj)

Think: arduous task is hard

Definition: strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
n/a
assuage*
(v)

Think: persuade to relax

Definition: to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
n/a
audacious
(adj)

Think: auderve (think Malika)

Definition: daring and fearless; recklessly bold

What is the noun form?
(noun form: audacity)
austere
(adj)

Think: no ahhh when you stare, plain

Definition: without adorment; bare severely simple; ascetic

What is the noun form?
(noun: austerity)
axiomatic
(adj)

Think: the x- and y-axis are ALWAYS given

Defintion: taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
canonical*
(adj)

Think: If you don't agree with my standard religious doctrine, I'll point the canon at you.

Definition: following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
capricious
(adj)

Think: A capricious person wears a different cap everyday. They can never decide on a favorite.

Definition: inclined to change one's minf impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
censure
(v)

Think: censor: If rap albums weren't censored, parents would criticize severely.

Definition: to criticize severely; offically rebuke
chicanery*
(n)

Think: pyramid schemes use verbal chicanery to lure people into selling silly things.

Definition: trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur
(n)

Think: wine connoisseur

Definition: an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
convoluted*
(adj)

Think: complex

Definition: complex or complicated
disabuse
(v)

Think: I stopped decieving the system by providing the correct information on my taxes.

Definition: to undeceive; to set right
discordant
(adj)

Think: Everyone is playing a conflicting chordsand it sounds very bad.

Definition: conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate
(adj)

Think: dis and part...The parts are different

Definition: fundamentally distinct ot dissimilar
effrontery
(n)

Think: F the people at the front! I'm better!

Definition: extreme boldness; presumptuousness
eloquent
(adj)

Think: ...what they always say about Obama

Definition: well-spoken, expressive, articulate (noun form: eloquense)
enervate*
(v)

Think: opposite of invigorate

Defintion: to weaken; to reduce in vitality
ennui*
(n)

Think: When there is nothing "a - new", I'm dissatisfied and bored.

Definition: dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate**
(v)

Think: Equal opportunity, not!; The craigslist posting for Vector/Cutco was extremely vague as a means of decieving people.

Definition: to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj. form: equivocal)
erudite*
(adj)

Think: If you know what this word means you are very learned.

Defintion: very learned, scholarly (noun form: erudition)
exculpate
(v)

Think: This is what the pastor got a lawyer to do for Angeline Jolie in the movie Changling.; I'll excuse your so-called crime because I know you are not the one to blame.

Definition: exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent
(adj)

Think: Do not (exit + gently)! Exit immediately!

Definition: urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
extemporaneous
(adj)

Think: spontaneous

Definition: improvised, done without preparation
filibuster
(n)

Think: Republicans tend to think Obama makes long speeches to avoid action.

Definition: intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
fulminate*
(v)

Think: When women fulminate they are often considered crazy like Angelina Jolie in the movie Changling.

Definition: to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous*
(adj)

Think: Not genuine! Not a Class Act!

Definition: artless, frank and candid; lacking sophistication
inured*
(adj)

Think: Sad injured soul like Sade's song King of Sorrow.

Definition: accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
(adj)

Think: Antoinette/Chante + Gaypride parade (smokers)

Definition: easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
(v)

Think: To praise nice and loud!

Definition: to praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)
lucid
(adj)

Think: Lauren says Danielle has lucid dreams that she journals.

Definition: clear; easily understood
magnanimity
(n)

Think: Auntie Winnie was the epitome of magnanimity. She forgive people easily and didn't hold things against people.

Definition: the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj. form: magnanimous)
martial
(adj)

Think: martial law, martial arts, court martial

Definition: associated with war and the armed forces
mundane
(adj)

Think: worldly (not spirtual) or ordinary/boring

Definition: of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent***
(adj)

Think: innocent, early development

Definition: coming into being; in early development stage
nebulous****
(adj)

Think: I can never remember what this word means. It's so vague, cloudy and lacking a clearly defined form in my mind.

Definition: vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
neologism*
(n)

Think: neo = new (AKA) + logism (word)

Definition: a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious
(adj)

Think: noxious gas, obnoxious

Defintion: harmful, injurious (physicall or emotionally)
obtuse
(adj.)

Think: fat and stupid (obtuse angle)

Definition: lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate*
(v)

Think: I'm so obvious at Parkhaus that I never have to ask for napkins, the staff obviates my questions.

Definition: to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
(adj)

Think: Malika says, "One yourself! You are giving onerous work to do like the fashion show."

Definition" troubling; burdensome
paean*
(n)

Think: Drake...I can make your *** whistle like the Andy Griffith theme song...

Definition: a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
parody
(n)

Think: SNL, Jizz in my Pants

Definition: a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
perennial
(adj)

Think: Think or perennial plants...They come back every year

Definition: recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy***
(n)

Think: Ryan Phillipe and the movie Breach where the bad guy intentionally breached every law in the book.

Definition: intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. form: perfidious)
perfunctory*
(adj)

Think: perform + function = performed like a natural fuction

Definition: curosory; done without care or interest
perspicacious**
(adj)

Think: perceptive

Definition: actutely perceptive; having keen discernment (noun form: perspicacity)
prattle*
(v)

Think:Pratt = Pitt = Brad Pitt = Babble

Definition: to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
precipitate (adj) ***
(adj)

Think: When there is percipitation in the air, I act with excessive haste and I almost impulsely wrap my hair or throw on a hoody.

Definition: acting with execessive haste or impulse
precipitate (v)***
(v)

Think: There is alot of percipitation in the islands where a good salsa dancer can precipitate her partners every move.

Definition: to cause to happen before anticipated or required
predilection*
(n)

Think: pre + election = before you elect someone you think about who you favor or prefer

Definition: a disposition in favor of something; preference
prescience*
(n)

Think: pre + science = science cannot explian it = premonition

Definition: foreknowledge of events; knowing of eventsprior to their occuring (adj. form: prescient)
prevaricate*
(v)

Think: fabricate

Definition: to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
qualms
(n)

Think: I have qualms with opportunist and liars.

Definition: misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
recant
(v)

Think: to incant is to say something, to recant is to take something you said back

Definition: to retract, esp. a previously held belief
refute
(v)

Think: ....

Definition: to disprove; to sucessfully argue against
relgate
(v)

Think: REALLY delegate with force

Definition: to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
reticent*
(adj)

Think: ?

Definition: quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
solicitous*
(adj)

Think: Men that solicit prostitutes usually show anxious desire. The are concerned and attentive because they don't want to get caught.

Definition: concerned and attentive; eager
sordid
(adj)

Think: sour + dirty

Definition: characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
sporadic
(adj)

Think: spur of the moment

Definition: occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
squander
(v)

Think: ....

Definition: to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
static
(adj)

Think: .....

Definition: not moving or in motion; at rest
stupefy
(v)

Think: stupid with confusion

Definition: to stun, baffle, or amaze
stymie
(v)

Think: A sty near your eye means there is a blockage in a hair follicle.

Definition: to block; thwart
synthesis
(v)

Think: Music synthesizer that brings different sounds together.

Definition: the combination of parts to make a whole (verb form: synthesize)
torque
(n)

Think: "Twerkin' that body round and round! Twerk the middle!"

Definition: a force that causes rotation
tortuous
(adj)

Think: Unlike the tortoise, the hare used a tortuous route to get to the finish line.

Definition: winding, twisting, excessively complicated
truculent**
(adj)

Think: Because an elephant has a large trunk it is considered fierce and cruel creature...

Definition: fierce and cruel; eager to fight
veracity
(n)

Think: verify = One can verify the truth.

Definition: truthfulness, honesty
virulent*
(adj)

Think: virus = A virus is harmful.

Definition: extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or anatagonistic
voracious
(adj)

Think: ferocious animals have an insatiable appetite

Definition: having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
waver
(v)

Think: Get something and wave and move to and fro...

Definition: to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
waver
(v)

Think: Get something and wave and move to and fro...

Definition: to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion