(adj.) deviant, incongruous, aberrant, irregular
An anomalous occurrence will surely raise a few eyebrows.
(adj.) spurious, dubious, fraudulent, mythical, fabricated
Paula has a pocketful of apocryphal pennies.
(adj.) beastly, savage, brutal, monstrous
She dumped her barbarous boyfriend because he beat up her baby brother.
(noun) faction, sector, coalition, division
A cabal of discontent employees stormed the boss's office.
(verb) connive, conspire, abet
The shrewd dudes tried to collude, but soon were subdued.
(noun) propriety, etiquette, politeness, decorum
The impolite immigrant wasn't deported through he had no deportment.
(verb) deprecate, belittle, condemn, deride
Don't disparage your parents
(noun) ebullience, effervescence, buoyancy, elation
Ethel greeted her guests with a great deal of effusiveness.
(verb) beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm
She needed no ball-and-chain; he was enamored with her beauty and brain.
(adj.) blissful, exultant, fervent, ecstatic, jubilant
The euphoric lottery winner jumped 15 feet!
(adj.) facetious, rube, droll, jocular
Her flippant retort flabbergasted her teacher.
(verb) misrepresent, disguise, belie, contradict
Believe what Wayne says because he doesn't gainsay.
(noun) cache, reserve, supply, treasure-store
Harriet hid her garner of gold coins in her garden under her gardenias.
(noun) fealty, allegiance, loyalty, obligation
The subjects paid homage their king.
(adj.) execrable, miserable, pathetic, abject
The ignoble iguana shed alligator tears for himself.
(adj.) honest, frank, candid, guileless
The ingenuous child unwittingly insulted the guest wearing an ugly dress.
(noun) laurels, praise, honor, accolade
Kevin the Cook won kudos for his creative culinary concoction.
(verb) rant, declaim, harangue, lecture
The preacher perorated about piety.
(adj.) speculative, hypothetical, conjectural, academic
Patrick spoke eloquently on his postulated points.
(adj.) garrulous, prolix, loquacious, talkative
Paula rolled her eyes at her prattling classmates.
(noun) garb, vestments, clothing, accouterments
We admired the royal raiment of the princess.
(noun) raillery, banter, ribbing, witticism
We enjoyed the repartée at the party.
(adj.) offish, unsociable,aloof, unforthcoming
Rhonda's reticent retriever didn't run up to anyone.
(verb) truncate, circumscribe, abridge, curtail
Cindy synopsized her speech so the audience wouldn't fall asleep.
(verb) stymie, hinder, impede, thwart
Tracy trammeled her rivals' attempt to win by Super Gluing his sneakers.
(verb) liberate, emancipate, enfranchise, deliver
Frederick Douglas might have said, "You'd better unfetter those slaves."
(adj.) graceless, ill-bred, gawky, maladroit
AN elephant has an ungainly gait.
(adj.) base, lowly, sordid, contemptible
There was something vile in the vial.
(adj.) fickle, capricious, mercurial, impulsive
Whimsical Will whisked his wife off for a whirlwind trip.
(verb) barter, haggle, cavil, palter
Rachel tried to wrangle a better price out of the car salesman.