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anomaly
deviation from what is normal
Albino animals may display to great an __________ in their coloring to attract normally colored mates.
assuage
to make something unpleasant, less severe
Like many people, Philip Larken used alcohol to __________ his sense of meaninglessness and despair.
enigma
a puzzle; a mystery
Speaking in riddles and dressed in old robes, the artist gained a reputation as something of an __________.
equivocal
undecided; trying to deceive
The politician _____________ (ed) and left all parties thinking he agreed with them.
erudite
learned, scholarly, bookish
The meeting of the philosophy professors was a gathering of the most _________, well-published individuals in the field.
fervid
intensely emotional; feverish
The Dave Matthews fans were particularly __________, doing anything to get tickets.
lucid
clear and easily understood
The explanation was written in a simple and ________ manner so that students could apply what they learned.
opaque
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
The heavy buildup of dirt and grime on the windows almost made them _________.
placate
to soothe or pacify
The burglar tried to _________ the snarling guard dog by offering it a treat.
precipitate
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation.
The couple only knew each other for two months, friends expected such a ___________ marriage to end in divorce.
prodigal
lavish, wasteful
the _______ son wasted all of his inheritance.
zeal
passion, excitement
She brought her typical ____ to the project, sparking enthusiasm in the other team members.