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aberration

A deviation from the normal, proper, or expected course. Mental derangement departure from truth or moral uprightness

assuage

To make less severe; ease. To satisfy or appease

auspicious

Favorable; propituous. Successful; prosperous.

cantankerous

Ill-tempered and quarrelsome

eccentric

Departing from a conventional pattern; person

erratic

Lacking consistency or uniformity; irregular

inordinate

Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. Not regulated; disorderly

invective

Harsh and insulting language used to attack or denounce

malevolent

Having or exhibiting ill will; malicious

nebulous

Cloudy, misty, or hazy. Lacking definite form or limits; vague.

oppressive

Difficult to bear; burdensome. Tyrannical. Weighing heavily on the mind or spirit

optimism

A tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation

palliation

To make seem less serious; extenuate. To soothe without curing

propensity

An innate inclination; tendency

taciturn

Habitually untalkative or silent

tenterhooks

A hooked nail for securing cloth on a drying framework

tyrant

An absolute ruler, esp. an oppresive or cruel one. A harsh or domineering person

undulate

To move or cause to move in a smoothe wavelike motion

sully

To mar the cleanness or luster of. To defile; taint

vapid

Lacking liveliness, zest, or interest; flat or dull

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