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aberrant
deviationg from the norm
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
assuage
to ease of lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious
daring an fearless; recklessly bold
capricious
inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
censure
to criticize severely; to offically rebuke
chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
discordant
conflicting;dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
eloquent
well-spoken; expressive; articulate
enervate
to weaken; to reduce in vitality;
Medicine: To remove a nerve or part of a nerve
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
equivocate
to use ambiguous languate with a deceotive intent
Hamlet and the Csection: born of woman.
exculpate
exonerate; to clear of blame
Exculpitory Evidence
exigent
ungent; pressing' requiring immediate action or attention
filibuster
intentional obstruction, esp using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
ingenuous
artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascrible
easliy angered;prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
to praise highly
magnanimity
the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp in forgiving; greatness of spirit
martial
associated with war and the armed forces
Martial Law
mundane
of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous
vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
neologism
a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
Truthiness
noxious
harmful; injurious
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
like the angle: dull
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
troubling; burdensome
parody
a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp in literature and art
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
Perennial Flowers
perfunctory
cursory; done without care or interest
performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy
prattle
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
like rattle
prescience
foreknowledge of events; knowingof event prior to their occurring
prevaricate
to diliberately avoid the truth; to mislead; To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate
refute
to disprove; to successfully argue against
relegate
to forcibly assign, esp to a lower place or position
solicitous
concerned and attentive; eager
sporadic
occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
JOSH: Be seein' ya.
TAI: Yeah, I hope not sporadically.
static
not moving, active or in motion; at rest
stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
Harry Potter
tortuous
winding; twisting; excessively complicated
truculent
fierce and crule; eager to fight
voracious
having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
waver
to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion