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alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
approbation
expression of approval or praise
axiomatic
taken as given, possessing self evident truth
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
censure
to criticize severely
discordant
conflicting, dissonant or harsh in sound
effrontery
extreme boldness, presumptuosness
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
extemporaneous
improvised, done without preparation
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
magnanimity
the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart
nascent
coming into being, in early developmental stages
neologism
a new word expression or usage
noxious
harmful, injurious
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect, not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
paean
song or hym of praise and tahnks giving
perennial
recurrening thruogh the year or many years
perfidy
intentional breach of faith, treacherous
perspicacious
acutely perceptive
precipitate
acting with excessive haste or impulse (adj). to cause or happen before anticipated (v)
predilection
a dispostion in favor of something, preference
prescience
foreknowledge of events
relegate
forcibly assign
solicitous
concerned and attentive, eager
sordid
characterized by fitlth grime
squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
stymie
to block or thwart
tortuous
winding complicated
truculent
fierce and cruel, eager to fight