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Neologism
N. A new word, espression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
Anomaly
N. Deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
Recant
V. To retract, esp. a previously held belief
Precipitate
Adj. Acting with excessive haste or impluse

V. To cause or happen before anticipated or required
Ubiquitous
Adj. Existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
The sky is ubiquitous
Torque
N. A FORCE that causes rotation
Synthesis
N. The combonation of parts to make a whole
Vilify
V. To defame; to characterize harshly
Stoic
Adj. Indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast
Squalid
Adj. Wretched and dirty as from neglect
Sordid
Adj. Characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
Oscillation
N. The at or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm
a washing machine
Hyperbole
N. Exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
It's raining cats and dogs.
Extemporaneous
Adj. Improvised, done without preparation
Axiom
N. Universally recognized principle
The world is round.
Abscond
V. To depart cladestinely;
To steal off and hide
Quiescence
N. Stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest
Redoubtable
Adj. Awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
Reticent
Adj. quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
Stymie
V. To block; thwart
Supplant
V. To take the place of; supersede
Veracity
N. Truthfullness, Honesty
Virulent
Aju. Exremley harmful or poisonous;
Bitterly hostile or antagonistic
Prolific
Adj. Producing large volumes or amounts; productive
Predilection
N. A dispostion in favor of something; preference
Perspicacious
Adj. Acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
Pernicious
Aju. Extremley harmful; potentially causing death
Perdify
N. Intentional breach of faith; treachery
Penurious
Aju. Penny-pinching; excessiveley thrifty; ungenerous
Paean
N. a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
Fulminate
V. To loudly attack or disturb
Facetious
Adj. Playful; humorous
Erudite
Adj. Scholarly
Ephemeral
Adj. Brief; Fleeting
Effrontery
N. Exreme boldness; presumtuousness
Disabuse
V. To undeceive; to set right
Culpable
Adj. Deserving blame
Culprate
Contentious
Adj. Argumentative; quarelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
Canonical
Adj. Following or in agreement with accepted, traditional stadards
Canon Law
Bucolic
Adj. Rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
Axiomatic
Adj. Taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
Austere
Adj. Without adornment; bare; severly simple; acetic
The church in the affluent neiborhood was very austere in comparison.
Ascetic
N. One who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
Priests are sometimes known as ascetic
Ameliorate
V. To make better or more tolerable
I usually ameliorate my steak with katchup so I can eat it.
Magnanimity
N. The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
Nascent
Adj. Coming into being; in early development stages
Obviate
V. To anticipate and make unnecessary
Onerous
Adj. Troubling; burdensome
Perfunctory
Adj. Done without care or interest
Prescience
N. Knowing of event before they happen
Prevaricate
V. To deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
He changed the subject in order to prevaricate the question.
Relegate
V. To forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or postion
Solicitous
Adj. Concerned & attentive; eager
Ingenuous
Adj. Artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
Assauge
V. To ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
We assauge my grandfather with food and wine.
Approbation
N. An expression of approval or praise
Being selected as MVP is an approbation from his coach
Alacrity
N. Eager and enthusiastic willingness
Irascible
Adj. Easily angered; prone to tempramental outbursts
Child with autism can be described as irascible sometimes.
Inured
Adj. Accustomed to accepting something undesirable
Aberrant
Adj. Deviating from the norm
Living in an ashram or doing JVC is abberant
Exculpate
V. Exonerate; to clear of blame
The judge changed to origingal verdict so the man was exulpated from the crime
Equivocate
V. To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
Adam Fitzgerald would equivocate just to anger me.
Disparate
Adj. Fundamentally distict or dissimilar
Enervate
V. To weaken; to reduce in vitality
That hair die enervated my hair. I had to use special smapoo to bring the life back to it.