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alacrity
Alacrity is a great quality for employees; they should work eagerly.
effrontery
Rhett Bomar possesses effrontery which can be good or bad.
exigent
Repairing the water leak that is flooding the bathroom is exigent. It can't wait until tomorrow.

very urgent
fulminate
The radical feminists like to fulminate rather than speak calmly.

to talk loudly and wildly
inured
The immigrant workers didn't ask for the usual benefits. They were inured due to their previous working conditions.

able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure
nascent
The Hereford campus is presently nascent but will soon develop into an efficient full-service institution.

coming or having recently come into existence
obviate
Regular tooth-brushing should obviate the need for frequent trips to the dentist.

to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
Because she was onerous, the elderly lady was sent to a nursing home by her busy daughter.

involving, imposing, or constituting a burden
parody
Shakespeare used a parody to make fun of the peon in his story.
perfidy
The evil man committed a perfidious act to swindle the money from his "friend".

an act or an instance of disloyalty
perfunctory
Her response was neither positive nor negative. It was perfunctory.

characterized by routine or superficiality; indifferent
ascetic
A monk could also be called an ascetic.
avarice
His excessive avarice led to his downfall.
bucolic
The bucolic setting reminded me of my childhood in Oklahoma.
chary
The abused dog was very chary when it approached a stranger.
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
demur
to question or oppose
didactic
intended to teach or instruct
furtive
marked by stealth; covert
harangue
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
heretical
violating accepted dogma or convention
impecunious
lacking funds; without money
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
inert
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
innocuous
harmless; causing no damage
intransigent
refusing to compromise
inveigle
to obtain by deception or flattery
penurious
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
pernicious
extremely harmful; potentially causing death
prodigious
abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
quaff
to drink deeply
redoubtable
awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
satire
a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
torpid
lethargic; sluggish; dormant (noun form: torpor)
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
aver
to state as a fact

The attorney tends to aver before the facts are known.
bombastic
pompous; arrogant
dissemble
to mislead
evanescent
vanishing
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hegemony
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others

Hegemony exists in science classes with evolution.