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aberration
moral abnormity; defect in character
acrimonious
caustic; bitter; charp; jealous
anomaly
irregularity; peculiarity
ardent
fervent; burning with passion
articulate
pronounce
atrocity
horribly wicked action
bathos
excessive feeling or sentiment
bellicose
hostile; warlike in attitude
benign
harmless, kindly, gentle, or mild
bohemian
artsy, unconventional; carefree
burlesque
comically distorted imitation
caricature
exaggerated drawing or picture
cataclysm
violent upheaval; flood
catatonic
in a frozen, trance-like state
cherish
value highly;; hold dear; love
complacency
self satisfaction; foolish contentment
consanguinity
blood relationship; genetic connectedness
credulous
gullible
debauch
lead morally astray
deleterious
harmful
depraved
immoral; corrupted
diabolical
fiendish; devilish
duplicity
dishonesty; double dealing
ecumenical
universal
effrontery
shamless boldness
empyrean
heaven; sky
esprit de corps
morale
facetiousness
witty levity
fallacious
illogical; invalid; mistaken
fluctuate
change
futile
useless
galvanize
electrify; stimulate; arouse; excite
gluttonous
piggish; overindulgent
hallucinogenic
causing unnatural mental visions
heresy
unnacceptable belief; condemnable idea
hoary
white or silver gray with old age
hypocrisy
insincerity; wearing a facade
idiosyncrasy
peculiar habit
imply
suggest; hint
incipient
primitive; just beginning in the early stages
incorrigible
unchangeable
indolence
laziness; love of eas or desire
infer
read into; conclude; deduce
intrepid
brave; fearless; courageous
levity
lightness of tone; humor
irony
discrepancy between reality and expression
iterate
repeat; say again
jocular
good-natured; playful; joyous
juvenile
young; immature
laconic
bried; succint; concise
levigate
mash into smooth paste
inveterate
habitual; ingrained; unchangeable
lucrative
profitable; money making
mendacity
dishonesty; tendency to tell lies
mercenary
unwilling to work except in return for reward
levitate
rise or float above ground
metamorphosis
complete change in form of an organism
mirth
amusement; merriment; fun
morose
gloomy; sour; ill in humour
nether
lower; beneath
noxious
harmful; poisonous
nurture
foster; nourish; care for
orthodox
conventional
ostracize
banish; exile; exclude
palatable
tasty; agreeable; pleasant
pallid
pale; colorless
paranoia
irrational mistrust or suspicion of persecution
parsimonious
thrifty; stingy; careful with money
perverse
willfully disobedient or noncomfortist
perjury
lying under oath in a courtroom
pernicious
destructive; ruinous; fatal
penurious
impoverished; poor; stingy
philanthropy
charitable giving; benevolence
polemical
argumentative; involving verbal dispute or debate
providential
fortunate; lucky; made possible by foresight
psychadelic
mentally unnatural; hallucinogenic; bizarre
puerile
childis; immature
quixotic
idealistic; impractically visionary
rancor
bitter hatred; ill will
rankle
irritate; anger
redundant
repetitive
repartee
banter; persiflage
reprehensible
blameworthy; deserving censure
retribution
deserved punishment; vengeance
risible
laughable
ruse
trick; maneuver intended to mislead
sanguine
cheerful; optimistic; rosy faced
satiric
humorous imitation meant to ridicule and reform
scrutinize
examine carefully; study critically
sloth
sinful laziness
somnolent
sleepy; drowsy
splenetic
peevish; irritable; ill tempered
spoonerism
accidental transposition of initial word parts
tautology
redundancy; repetitiveness
transfigure
change in form or appearance
transmute
change in substance or nature
turbid
cloudy; muddy; unclear
turgid
swollen; enlarged; pompus; bombastic
turpitude
immorality; depravity
ubiquitous
omnipresent; found everywhere
undulate
move up and down or back and forth
vacillate
waver; fluctuate
venal
bribable; for sale; corruptible
venial
forgivable; pardonable; not mortally sinful
venomous
poisonous; spiteful; malicious
veracity
truthfulness; accuracy; honesty
veneration
respect; admiration
verisimilitude
realism; literary truthfulness; appearance or truth
vigilance
watchufulness; wariness; carefulness
vitiate
contaminate; spoil; ruin; corrupt; debase