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Aberrant
adj.
deviating from normal or correct.
Abscond
v. to leave secretly and hide, often to avoid the law.
Aggrandize
v.
to make greater, to increase, thus, to exaggerate.
Amalgamate
v.
to unite or mix
n.
amalgamation
Anachronism
n.
a person or artifact appearing after its own time or our of chronological order
Antediluvian
adj.
ancient, out of mode (literally, before the flood)
Attenuate
v.
weaken
Aver
v.
to declare
Banal
adj.
commonplace or trite (banality)
Blandishment
n.
speech or action intended to coax someone into doing something
Bombast
n.
pompous speech (bombastic)
Buttress
v.,n.
to support. a support.
Cadge
v.
to get something by taking advantage of someone
Caprice
n.
impulse
Castigate
v.
to criticize or chastize severely.
Chicanery
n.
deception by trickery
Conflagration
n.
a great fire
Corporeal
adj.
having to do with material rather than spiritual
Culpable
adj.
deserving of blame
Dearth
n.
lack of or scarcity
Deference
n.
courteous yeilding or submission
Depredation
n.
the act of preying upon or plundering
Descry
v.
to make clear, say
Desiccate
v.
to dry out thoroughly
Diffident
adj.
modest,lacking self confidence
Dissemble
v.
to conceal one's real motive
Dogged
adj.
stubborn or determined
Efficacy
n.
effectiveness. capability to produce a desired result
Encomium
n.
a formal speech of praise or eulogy
Enervate
n.
to weaken or destroy the vitality of