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abscond (v)
to depart clandestinely (sneaky); to steal off and hide
aberrant (adj)
deviating from the norm
(noun form: aberration)
alacrity (n)
eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly (n)
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality (adj. form: anomalous)
approbation (n)
an expression of approval or praise
arduous (adj)
strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
assuage (v)
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious (adj)
daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)
austere (adj)
without adornment; bare; severely simple; asscetic (noun form: audacity)
axiomatic (adj)
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
canonical (adj)
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
capricious (adj)
inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
censure (v)
to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery (n)
trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur (n)
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
convoluted (adj)
complex or complicated
disabuse (v)
to undeceive; to set right
discordant (adj)
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate (adj)
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery (n)
extreme boldness; presumptuousness
eloquent (adj)
well-spoken, expressive, articulate
enervate (v)
to weaken; to reduce in vitality
ennui (n)
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate (v)
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
erudite (adj)
very learned; scholarly
exculpate (v)
exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent (adj)
urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
extemporaneous (adj)
improvised; done without preparation
filibuster (n)
intentional obstruction, exp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
fulminate (v)
to loudly attack or denounce