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Abscond To depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
Aberrant Deviating from the norm
alacrity eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
approbation an expression of approval or praise
arduous strenuous,taxing; requiring significant effort
assuage to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious daring and fearless; recklessly bold
austere without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
axiomatic taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
canonical following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
capricious inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
censure to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
convoluted complex or complicated
diabuse to undeceive; to set right
discordant conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery extreme boldness; resumptuousness
eloquent well-spoken, expressive, articulate
enervate to weaken; to reduce in vitality
ennui dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
erudite very learned; scholary
exculpate exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
extemporaneous improvised; done without preparation
filibuster longed speechmaking to delay legislative action
fulminate to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
inured accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
laud to praise highly
lucid clear; easily understood
magnanimity the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
martial associated with war and the armed forces
mundane of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
neologism a newo word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious harmful, injurous
obtuse lacking sharpness or intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous troubling; burdensome
paean a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
parody a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
perennial recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy intentional breach of faith; treachery
perfunctory cursory; done without care or interest
perspicacious acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
prattle to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
precipitate acting with excessive haste or impulse
predilection a disposition in favor of something; preference
prescience foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
prevaricate foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
qualms misgivings; reservations; cause for hesitancy
recant to retract, esp. a previously held belief
refute to disprove; to successfully argue against
relegate to forcibly assign, esp. to successfully argue against
reticent quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
solicitous concerned and attentive; eager
sordid characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
sporadic occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
squander to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
static not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
stupefy to stun, baffle, or amaze
stymie to block; to thwart
synthesis the combination of parts to make a whole
torque a force that causes rotation
tortuous winding, twisting; excessively complicated
truculent fierce and cruel; eager to fight
veracity truthfulness, honestly
virulent extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
voracious having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
waver to move to and from; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
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