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anomaly
deviation from the norm
assuage
to make something unpleasant less severe
enigma
puzzle and mystery
equivocal
double meaning
erudite
learned, scholarly
fervid
intensely emotional
lucid
clear
opaque
impossible to see through
placate
sooth, pacify
precipitate
to bring abrupt abruptly
prodigal
wasteful
zeal
passion, excitement
abstain
choosing not to do something
adulterate
to make impure
apathy
lack of interest
audacious
fearless and daring
capricious
changing someone's mind quickly and easily
corroborate
provide supporting evidence
desiccate
to dry out completely
engender
to cause, bring about
ephemeral
lasting a short time
gullible
easily deceived
homogeneous
same
laconic
of few words
laudable
praiseworthy
loquacious
talkative
mitigate
to soften, lessen
pendant
to show off learning
pragmatic
practical
propriety
correct behavior
vacillate
to physically sway, indecisive
volatile
physically excitable
advocate
speak in favor of
antipathy
extreme dislike
bolster
support
cacophony
harsh, jarring noise
deride
to mock
dissonance
harsh combination, usually of noises
enervate
reduce in strength
eulogy
speech in praise
garrulous
to talk a lot
ingenuous
innocence
lethargic
slow, sluggish
malleable
capable of being shaped
misanthrope
person who dislikes others
obdurate
hardened in feeling
ostentation
excessive showiness
paradox
contradiction/dilemma
philanthropic
charity
prevaricate
lie or deviate from the truth
venerate
respect deeply
waver
fluctuate between choices