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Extenuate
to make less serious
Anomaly
something different or irregular
utilitarian
purely of practical benefit
surreptitious
done in secret
induce
to cause
procrastinate
to put off , delay
inoculate
to prevent a disease by infuseing with a disease causing organism
decry
to criticize or condemn
indeterminate
not definitly know
mimicry
imitation, aping
innate
inborn, native
pathology
disease or the study of disease, extreme abnormality
secrete
to emit, to hide
astute
observant , intelligent, and shrewd
divination
the art of predicting the future
circumvent
to get around
affected
false, artificial
objective
dealing with observable facts rather than opinions or interpretations
concise
expressed briefly and simply, succinct
obscure
little known, hard to understand
renovate
to renw by repairing or rebuilding
resilient
able to recover from difficulty
timorous
fearful, timid
mundane
everyday, ordinary, commonplace
relevance
connection to the matter at hand, pertinence
engender
to produce , to cause
digress
to wander from the main path or the main topic
circumlocution
speaking in a roundabout way: wordiness
ostentatious
overly showy, pretentious
acrimonious
biting, harsh, caustic
remorse
a painful sense of guilt over wrongdoing
eclectic
drawn from many sources< varried, heterogenous
divisive
causeing disagreement or disunity
composure
calm, self assurance
debunk
to expose as false or worthless
exculpate
to free from blame or guilt
replete
filled abundantly
terrestrial
of the earth
scurpulous
acting with extreme care, painstaking
irrational
unreasonable
phlegmatic
sluggish and unemotional in temperament
alacrity
promptness, speed
opulent
rich, lavish
cognizant
aware, mindful
derivative
taken from a particular source
egoism
excessive concern with oneself, conceit
suppress
to put down or restrain
inveterate
persistent, habitual
presumptuos
going beyond the limits of courtesy or appropriatnes
talisman
an object supposed to have magical effects or qualities
venerate
to admire or honor
proximity
closeness, nearness
prolific
producing many offspring or creations
tedium
boredom
vestige
a trace or remainder
propriety
appropriatness
vicarious
experienced through someone else's actions by way of the imagination
treacherous
untrustworthy or disloyal: dangerous or unreliable