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anomaly

something that does not fit in normal order

approbation

praise

ardor

extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm

boon

a gift or blessing

complacency

self-satisfied ignorance of danger

confection

a sweet, fancy food

disrepute

the state of being heldin low regard

duress

hardship, threat

grandiloquence

lofty, pompous language

hiatus

a break or gap in continuity or duration

injunction

an order or official warning

knell

the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death

mores

the moral attitudes and fixed customs of a group of people

petulance

rudeness, irritability

probity

virtue, integrity

propensity

an inclination, preference

reprieve

a temporary delay of punishment

salve

a soothing balm

virtuoso

one who excels in an art; a highly skilled musical performer

alacrity

eagerness, speed

cupidity

greed, strong desire

insurgent

one who rebels

intimation

an indirect suggestion

malediction

a curse

neophyte

someone who is young or inexperienced

temerity

audacity, recklessness

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