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abscond
depart clandestinely, steal and hide
aberrant
deviating form the norm
alacrity
enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
deviation from normal
approbation
expression of approval
arduous
(energico, strenuo) strenuos
(to) assuage
ease or lessen
audacious
daring and fearless
austere
without adornment
axiomatic
taken as given
canonical
following traditional standards
capricious
unpredictable
censure
to offically rebuke
rebuke
(sgridare, rimproverare)
chicanery
subterfuge, trickery
convoluted
complex, complicated
disabuse
to set right
discordant
conflicting, dissonant
disparate
distinct, dissimilar
effrontery
(sfrontatezza), presumptuousness
eloquent
well-spoken, articulate
enervate
to weaken, reduce in vitality
ennui
(noia) dissatisfaction
restlessness
(insoddisfattezza)
equivocate
equivocal
use ambiguous language
erudite
(dotto) very learned
exculpate
exonerate
exigent
(pressante)urgent, pressing
extemporaneous
improvised, done without preparation
filibuster
intentional obstruction
fulminate
(imprecare) loudly attack
ingenuous
frank and candid
inured
(avvezzo) accustomed to accepting something undesiderable
irascible
easily angered
laud
praise highly
lucid
clear, easily understood
magnaminity
being noble in mind and heart, eps. in forgiving
martial
associated with war
mundane
(terreno, mondano) typical or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
coming into being
nebulous
vague, cloudy
neologism
new word, expression
noxious
harmful, injurous
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect
obviate
(ovviare a, evitare) anticipate, make unnecessary
onerous
troubling
paen
hymn of praise
parody
humorous imitation
perennial
(ricorrente) recurrent
perfidy
(sleale) intentional breach of faith
perfunctory
(superficiale) done without care or interest
cursory
affrettato
perspicacious
(percettivo) acutely perceptive
prattle
(balbettare, cianciare) babble meaninglessly
precipitate
acting with excessive haste or impulse
(to) precipitate
(anticipare, affrettare) to cause before anticipated
predilection
disposition in favor of something
prescience
(preveggenza) foreknowledge of events
prevaricate
(tergiversare, mentire) deliberately avoid the truth, mislead
qualm
(preoccupazione, riserva) reservation
to recant
(ritrattare) to retract
refute
(confutare) disprove
relegate
(relegare) assign to a lower place or position
forcibly
(energicamente)
reticent
quiet, reserved, reluctant to express feelings
solicitous
(sollecito) concerned
sordid
characterized by squalor
sporadic
occuring only occasionally
squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsably
static
not moving
stupefy
(sconcertare)
baffle
(sconcertare)
stymie
(ostacolare) block
synthesis
combination of parts
torque
force that causes rotation
tortuous
winding, twisting
truculent
fierce and cruel
veracity
honesty
virulent
extremely harmful
voracious
insatiable appetite
waver
(oscillare)
sway
(oscillare), to be unsettled in opinion