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aberrant
deviating from the norm
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
deviation from the normal order or rule; abnormality
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
assuage
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious
daring and fearless
capricious
changing one's mind impusively
censure
to criticize severely
chicanery
trickery
connoiser
expert
discordant
conflicting; dissonant or harsh sound
disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
eloquent
well spoken; expressive; articulate
enervate
weaken; reduce in vitality
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate
to use ambigous language with deceptive intent
exculpate
exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent
urgent
filibuster
"intentional obstruction
ingenuous
artless; lacking in sophistication
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
laud
to praise highly
magnanimity
being noble in mind and heart
martial
associated with war
mundane
of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
in early developmental stages
nebulous
vague
neologism
a new word or expression
noxious
harmful
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
troubling
parody
a humorous imitation
perrenial
happening repeatedly
perfunctory
done without care or interest
prattle
to babble meaninglessly
prescience
foreknowledge of events
prevaricate
to mislead
refute
to disprove
relegate
to forcibly assign
solicitous
eager
sporadic
occuring only occasionally
static
at rest
stupefy
to stun or amaze
tortuous
excessively complicated
truculent
fierce and cruel
voracious
ravenous
waver
to sway
abscond
to steal off and hide
ameliorate
to make better
arduous
strenuous
ascetic
one who practices rigid self- denial
austere
severely simple
axiom
a universally recognized principle
axiomatic
posessing self-evident truth
bucolic
characteristic of rural areas
canonical
following or in agreement with traditional standards
contentious
argumentative
convulted
complicated
culpable
deserving blame
disabuse
to undeceive
eclectic
composed of elements drawn from various sources
effrontery
extreme boldness
ephemeral
brief
erudite
scholarly
eulogy
speech honoring dead
extemporaneous
done without preparation
facetious
homorous
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
hyperbole
an exaggerated statement
lucid
easily understood
oscillation
swinging back and forth with steady rhythm
paean
a song of praise
penurious
penny-pinching
perfidy
treachery
pernicious
extremely harmful
perspicacious
acutely perceptive
pious
showing strong religious devotion
precipitate(a)
acting with excessive impulse
precipitate(v)
to cause or happen before anticipated
precursor
one that precedes or announces another
predilection
preference
prolific
productive
qualms
causes for hesitancy
quiescence
stillness
recant
to retract
redoubtable
worthy of honor
reticent
reserved
satire
a literary work that ridicules
sordid
characterized by filth or grime
squalid
sordid
squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
stoic
unaffected by please or pain
stymie
to block
supplant
to take the place of
synthesis
the combination of parts to make a whole
torpid
lethargic; sluggish
toque
a force that causes rotation
ubiquitous
existing everywhere
veracity
honesty
vilify
to defame
virulent
extremely harmful or poisonous