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aberration
something that differs from the norm
abhor
to hate, detest
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
alacrity
eagerness, speed
amiable
friendly
appease
to calm, satisfy
arcane
obscure, secret, known only by a few
avarice
excessive greed
brazen
excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious
brusque
short, abrupt, dismissive
cajole
to urge, coax
callous
harsh, cold, unfeeling
calumny
a false, slanderous statement.
candor
honesty, frankness
chide
to voice disapproval
circumspect
cautious
clandestine
secret
coerce
to make somebody do something by force or threat
coherent
logically consistent, intelligible
complacency
self-satisfied ignorance of danger
confidant
a person entrusted with secrets
connive
to plot, scheme
crepuscular
of or like twilight; dim
cumulative
increasing, building upon itself
debase
to lower the quality or esteem of something
decry
to criticize openly
deferential
showing respect for another’s authority
demure
quiet, modest, reserved
deride
to laugh at mockingly, scorn
despot
one who has total power and rules brutally
diligent
showing care in doing one’s work
elated
overjoyed, thrilled
eloquent
expressive, articulate, moving
embezzle
to steal money by falsifying records
empathy
sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own
enmity
ill will, hatred, hostility
erudite
learned
fabricate
to make up, invent
feculent
full of foul matter; laden or polluted with filth; fetid.
feral
wild, savage
flabbergasted
astounded
forsake
to give up, renounce