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peculiarity
oddness
anomaly
irregularity; peculiarity
precipitate
(adj)-done or acting rashly; (verb)-make sth happen quickly
assuage
to provide relief from sth distressing or painful
reassure
put sb's mind at ease, feel less anxious or worried
erudite
showing great knowledge gained from study
opaque
not transparent; hard to understand
prodigal
extravagantly wasteful
fervid
fervent, showing passionate or ardent enthusiasm
placate
make sb less angry. Placation, placatory
abstain
not vote, refrain from sth, choose not to do sth
indigenous
native to a region; inborn or innate
indigent
extemely poor;
impoverish
make sb or sth poor
perpetual
lasting forever
chimera
sth totally unrealistic or impractical
indignant
angry at unfairness
candid
honest; truthful; sincere
exorbitant
unreasonably high or large, usually for price
ossify
harden into bone, usually for plant and tissue
slander
to defame
malicious
deliberately harmful
deliberate
intentional
quaint
attractively old-fashioned; ususal; odd
destitute
lacking necessitites of life; poor; poverty
retract
to draw or take back
cognitive
possessing the power to think
possession
ownership; property
meditate
to concentrate mind
brevity
briefness; shortness
alacrity
cheerful promptness or speed
prompt
done immediately
palpable
touchable; clear; obvious, able to be felt
baneful
deadly or causing distress, death, destructive
tentative
not confirmed; indefinite
garrulous
talking too much\
deride
to laugh at with contempt; to mock; redicule
iconoclast
sb challenging tradition; an attacker of cherished beliefs
foible
minor weakness
idiosyncrasy
quirk, unusual response to sth
hypocritical
two-faced; deceptive
hypercritical
excessively critical
distraught
extremely upset
pagan
an offensive term that deliberately insults sb who does not acknowledge the God of the Bible, Torah, or Koran
loiter
to spend time aimlessly
recondite
understand only by experts, hard to understand;
exotic
unusual; striking; foreign
dubious
doubtful; uncertain; skeptical; suspicious
livid
1. discolored 2. enraged, irate, furious, very angry
intermittent
periodic; occasional
usury
lending at exorbitant interest
proximity
closeness in space or time
kinship
family relationship
menagerie
a place to keep or a collection of wild or strange animals
levity
lack of seriousness
flippant
levity
trait
individual characteristic
rancid
having a bad odor
apathy
lack of energy
sympathy
sorrow for another's pain
empathy
understand of another's feelings
lassitude
tiredness or listless
compromised
to settle by mutual adjustment
anchorage
security; sth that can be relied on, place to hold boats secure
irascible
quick-tempered, easily provoked to anger
proverbial
well-know b/c it is commonly referred to, expressed as proverb
hackneyed
commonplace; trite
haggard
tired-looking; fatigued
behoove
to be advantageous; to be necessary; to be right and proper or appropriate for sb
prosperity, prosperous
wealthy, success
profound
showing great understanding, very deep
instigate
to start, to provoke, usually trouble
riot
violent disturbance
converge
to move toward one point (opposite: diverge)
ignoble
shameful; dishonorable
charlatan
false expert, face, an impostor
impostor
sb who pretends to be another
unobtrusive
inconspicious, not obvious
vacillation
fluctuation
vacilate
be unable to decide, swing back and forth
cognizant
aware of; perceptive