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ABSCOND
TO DEPART CLANDESTINELY; TO STEAL OFF AND HIDE

VERB
ABERRANT
DEVIATING FROM THE NORM


ADJECTIVE
ALACRITY
EAGER AND ENTHUSIASTIC WILLINGNESS

NOUN
ANOMALY
DEVIATION FROM THE NORMAL ORDER, FORM, OR RULE; ABNORMALITY
NOUN
APPROBATION
AN EXPRESSION OF APPROVAL OR PRAISE

NOUN
ARDUOUS
STRENUOUS; TAXING; REQUIRING SIGNIFICANT EFFORT

ADJECTIVE
ASSUAGE
TO EASE OR LESSEN; TO APPEASE OR PACIFY

VERB
AUDACIOUS
DARING AND FEARLESS; RECKLESSLY BOLD

ADJECTIVE
AUSTERE
WITHOUT ADORNMENT; BARE; SEVERELY SIMPLE; ASCETIC

ADJECTIVE
AXIOMATIC
TAKEN AS A GIVEN; POSSESSING SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH

ADJECTIVE
CANONICAL
FOLLOWING OR IN AGREEMENT WITH ACCEPTED, TRADITIONAL STANDARDS
ADJECTIVE
CAPRICIOUS
INCLINED TO CHANGE ONE'S MIND IMPULSIVELY; ERRATIC, UNPREDICTABLE
CENSURE
TO CRITICIZE SEVERLEY; TO OFFICIALLY REBUKE

VERB
CHICANERY
TRICKERY OR SUBTERFUGE


NOUN
CONNOISSEUR
AN INFORMED AND ASTUTE JUDGE IN MATTERS OF TASE; EXPERT

NOUN
CONVOLUTED
COMPLEX OR COMPLICATED


ADJECTIVE
DISABUSE
TO UNDECEIVE; TO SET RIGHT


VERB
DISCORDANT
CONFLICTING; DISSONANT OR HARSH IN SOUND

ADJECTIVE
DISPARATE
FUNDAMENTALLY DISTINCT OR DISSIMILAR
EFFRONTERY
EXTREME BOLDNESS; PRESUMPTUOUSNESS

NOUN
ELOQUENT
WELL-SPOKEN, EXPRESSIVE, ARTICULATE

ADJECTIVE
ENERVATE
TO WEAKEN; TO REDUCE IN VITALIITY

VERB
ENNUI
DISSATISFACTION AND RESTLESSNESS RESULTING FROM BOREDOM OR APATHY

NOUN
EQUIVOCATE
TO USE AMBIGUOUS LANGUAGE WITH A DECEPTIVE INTENT

VERB
ERUDITE
VERY LEARNED; SCHOLARLY


ADJECTIVE
EXCULPATE
EXONERATE; TO CLEAR OF BLAME


VERB
EXIGENT
URGENT; PRESSING; REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ACTION OR ATTENTION
EXTEMPOANEOUS
IMPROVISED; DONE WITHOUT PREPERATION

ADJECTIVE
FILIBUSTER
INTENTIONAL OBSTRUCTION, ESP. USING PROLONGED SPEECHMAKING TO DELAY LEGISLATIVE ACTION

NOUN
FULMINATE
TO LOUDLY ATTACK OR DENOUNCE

VERB
INGENUOUS
ARTLESS; FRANK AND CANDID; LACKING IN SOPHISTICATION
INURED
ACCUSTOMED TO ACCEPTING SOMETHING UNDESIRABLE

ADJECTIVE
IRASCIBLE
EASILY ANGERED; PRONE TO TEMPERAMENTAL OUTBURSTS

ADJECTIVE
LAUD
TO PRAISE HIGHLY


VERB
LUCID
CLEAR; EASILY UNDERSTOOD


ADJECTIVE
MAGNANIMITY
THE QUALITY OF BEING GENEROUSLY NOBLE IN MIND AND HEART; ESP. IN FORGIVING
NOUN
MARTIAL
ASSOCIATED WITH WAR AND THE ARMED FORCES

ADJECTIVE
MUNDANE
OF THE WORLD; TYPICAL OF OR CONCERNED WITH THE ORDINARY
NASCENT
COMING INTO BEING; IN EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

ADJECTIVE
NEBULOUS
VAGUE; CLOUDY; LACKING CLEARLY DEFINED FORM

ADJECTIVE
NEOLOGISM
A NEW WORD; EXPRESSION, OR USAGE; THE CREATION OR USE OF NEW WORDS OR SENSES
NOUND
NOXIOUS
HARMFUL, INJURIOUS


ADJECTIVE
OBTUSE
LACKING SHARPNESS OF INTELLECT; NOT CLEAR OR PRECISE IN THOUGHT OR EXPRESSION
OBVIATE
TO ANTICIPATE AND MAKE UNNECESSARY

VERB
ONEROUS
TROUBLING; BURDENSOME


ADJECTIVE
PAEAN
A SONG OR HYMN OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

NOUN
PARODY
A HUMOROUS IMITATION INTENDED FOR RIDICULE OR COMIC EFFECT

NOUN
PERENNIAL
RECCURENT THROUGH THE YEAR OR MANY YEARS; HAPPENING REPEATEDLY

ADJ
PERFIDY
INTENTIONAL BREACH OF FAITH; TREACHERY

NOUN
PERFUNCTORY
CURSORY; DONE WITHOUT CARE OR INTEREST

ADJ
PERSPICACIOUS
ACUTELY PERCEPTIVE; HAVING KEEN DISCERNMENT

ADJ
PRATTLE
TO BABBLE MEANINGLESSLY; TO TALK IN AN EMPTY AND IDLE MANNER

VERB
PRECIPITATE
ACTING WITH EXCESSIVE HASTE OR IMPULSE

ADJ
PRECIPITATE
TO CAUSE OR HAPPEN BEFORE ANTICIPATED OR REQUIRED

VERB
PREDILECTION
A DESPOSITION IN FAVOR OF SOMETHING; PREFERENCE

NOUN
PRESCIENCE
FOREKNOWLEDGE OF EVENTS; KNOWING OF EVENTS PRIOR TO THIER OCCURING

NOUN
PREVARICATE
TO DELIBERATELY AVOID THE TRUTH; TO MISLEAD

NOUN
QUALMS
MISGIVINGS; RESERVATIONS; CAUSES FOR HESITANCY

NOUN
RECANT
TO RETRACT, ESP A PREVIOUSLY HELD BELIEF

VERB
REFUTE
TO DISPROVE; TO SUCCESSFULLY ARGUE AGAINST

VERB
RELEGATE
TO FORCIBLY ASSIGN, EDP TO A LOWER PLACE OR POSITION

VERB
RETICENT
QUIET; RESERVED; RELUCTANT TO EXPRESS THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
SOLICITOUS
CONCERNED AND ATTENTIVE; EAGER


ADJ
SORDID
CHARACTERIZED BY FILTH, GRIME, OR SQUALOR; FOUL

ADJ
SPORADIC
OCCURING ONLY OCCASIONALLY, OR IN SCATTERED INSTANCES

ADJ
SQUANDER
TO WASTE BY SPENDING OR USING IRRESPONSIBLY

VERB
STATIC
NOT MOVING, ACTIVE, OR IN MOTION; AT REST

ADJ
STUPEFY
TO STUN, BAFFLE, OR AMAZE
STYMIE
TO BLOCK; THWART
SYNTHESIS
THE COMBINATION OF PARTS TO MAKE A WHOLE
TORQUE
A FORCE THAT CAUSES ROTATION
TORTUOUS
WINDING, TWISTING, EXCESSIVELY COMPLICATIED
TRUCULENT
FIERCE AND CRUEL; EAGER TO FIGHT
VERACITY
TRUTHFULNESS, HONESTY
VIRULENT
EXTREMELY HARMFUL OR POISONOUS; BITTERLY HOSTILE OR ANTAGONISTIC
VORACIOUS
HAVING AN INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR AN ACTIVITY OR PURSUIT; RAVENOUS
WAVER
TO MOVE TO AND FRO; TO SWAY; TO BE UNSETTLED IN OPINION