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Abscond
leave hurriedly and secretly
chicanery
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial or legal purpose
nebulous
hazy
neologism
newly coined word or expression

Ex: Blog
succor
assistance, support in times of hardship or distress
chary
cautious, wary
prevaricate
speak or act in an evasive way
cogent
a convincing argument
quaff
drink heartily
inimical
tending to obstruct, harm
disabuse
remove an idea that is false, or persuade that an idea is mistaken
disinterested
not influenced by considerations of personal advantage
salubrious
health giving
unfeigned
genuine, sincere
trenchant
vigorous or incisive in style
untenable
not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
adumbrate
to foreshadow vaguely
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole; not achieving adulturation
anathema
a solemn or ecclesiastical curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
soothing
antipathy
aversion, dislike
apocryphal
dubious authenticity or origin, spurious
apogee
farthest or highest point, culmination, zenith
apostate
one who abandons long held religious or poliitcal convictions, a betrayer of a cause
apotheois
deification, glorification to godliness, the perfect example