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abscond
(v) to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
aberrant
\"(adj) deviating from the norm (noun form: aberration)\"
alacrity
(n) eager and enthusiastic willingness
anomaly
\"(n) deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; (adj. form: anomalous)\" abnormality
approbation
(n) an expression of approval or praise
arduous
(adj) strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
assuage
(v) to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious
\"(adj) daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)\"
austere
\"(adj) without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic (noun form: austerity)\"
axiomatic
\"(adj) taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)\"
canonical
\"(adj) following or in agreement with accepted, (noun form: canon)\" traditional standards
capricious
(adj) inclined to change one\'s mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
censure
(v) to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery
(n) trickery or subterfuge
connoisseur
(n) an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
convoluted
(adj) complex or complicated
disabuse
(v) to undeceive; to set right
discordant
(adj) conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate
(adj) fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery
(n) extreme boldness; presumptuousness
eloquent
\"(adj) well-spoken, expressive, articulate (noun form: eloquence)\"
enervate
(v) to weaken; to reduce in vitality
ennui
(n) dissatisfaction and restlessness from boredom or apathy
equivocate
\"(v) to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj. form: equivocal)\"
erudite
\"(adj) very learned; scholarly (noun form: erudition)\"
exculpate
(v) exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent
(adj) urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
extemporaneous
(adj) improvised; done without preparation
filibuster
(n) intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
fulminate
(v) to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous
(adj) artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
inured
(adj) accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
(adj) easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
\"(v) to praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)\"
lucid
(adj) clear; easily understood
magnanimity
\"(n) the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj. form: magnanimous)\"
martial
(adj) associated with war and the armed forces
mundane
(adj) of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
(adj) coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous
(adj) vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
neologism
(n) a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious
(adj) harmful, injurious
obtuse
(adj) lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate
(v) to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
(adj) troubling; burdensome
paean
(n) a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
parody
(n) a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
perennial
(adj) recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy
\"(n) intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. form: perfidious)\"
perfunctory
(adj) cursory; done without care or interest
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