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Abscond
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
Aberrant
deviating from the norm (noun form: aberration)
Alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
Anomaly
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
Approbation
an expression of approval or praise
Arduous
strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
Assuage
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
Audacious
daring and fearless; recklessly bold
Austere
without adornment; bare; ascetic; severely simple
Axiomatic
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
Canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
Capricious
inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
Censure
to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
Chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
Connoisseur
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
Convoluted
complex or complicated
Disabuse
to undeceive, to set right
Discordant
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
Disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
Effrontery
extreme boldness; presumptuousness
Eloquent
well-spoken; expressive; articulate
Enervate
to weaken; to reduce in vitality
Ennui
dissatisfaction or restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
Equivocate
to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
Erudite
very learned; scholarly
Exculpate
to exonerate; to clear of blame
Exigent
urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
Extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
Filibuster
intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
Fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce