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abjure
to reject
anomaly
deviation from the norm
interminable
unending
nondescript
having no individuality
truncate
to shorten
ubiquitous
all around
vernacular
informal language
zealous
enthusiastic
carte blanche
complete authority
propitious
favorable
metamorphosis
dramatic change
serendipity
complete lucky happening
vestige
evidence, fragment
abstemious
eating and drinking moderately
iniquity
sin
patronizing
talking down to
usurp
to take over
vacillate
to go back and forth over a decision
apocryphal
fictitious
dissipate
to use up
acme
the highest point
ineffable
beyond description
inundate
flooded
kudos
praise
maxim
familiar statement
superfluous
unnecessary; excessive
conundrum
puzzle or dilemma
coterie
a clique
extricate
to free
incongruous
inappropriate
incumbent
required {followed by upon}
innocuous
harmless
inveterate
habitual, continuing
plethora
abundance
spurious
false, deceptive
imbroglio
difficult situation
impetuous
impulsive
platitude
cliché
stringent
strict
venerate
to respect highly
anecdote
a short personal story
cerebral
intellectual
cogent
clearly reasoned
convoluted
complicated
entreat
to plead
livid
furious
lurid
gruesome
surfeit
an excessive amount
allay
to relieve
ameliorate
to improve
exegesis
an interpretation of
inveigh
to oppose {followed by against}
profligate
wasteful
recalcitrant
stubbornly resistant
renunciation
rejection
vitiate
to corrupt, to spoil
benign
kind
culpable
blameable, responsible for
indecorous
improper
indolent
lazy
pervasive
present throughout
punitive
punishing
circumlocution
talking around an issue to avoid it
deleterious
harmful
largesse
generosity
prevaricate
to lie; mislead
extenuating
lessening the seriousness of
timorous
timid
untenable
undefendable