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Aberrant
Adjective. Deviating from the norm.
Alacrity
Noun. Eager and enthusiastic willingness.
Anomaly
Noun. Deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality.
Approbation
Noun. An expression of approval or praise.
Assuage
Verb. To ease or lessen; to appease or pacify.
Audacious
Adjective. Daring and fearless; recklessly bold.
Capricious
Adjective. Inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable.
Censure
Verb. To criticize severely; to officially rebuke,
Chicanery
Noun. Trickery or subterfuge.
Connoisseur
Noun. An informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert.
Discordant
Adjective. Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound.
Disparate
Adjective. Fundamentally distinct or dissimilar.
Eloquent
Adjective. Well-spoken; expressive; articulate.
Enervate
Verb. To weaken; to reduce in vitality.
Ennui
Noun. Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom and apathy.
Equivocate
Verb. To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent.
Exculpate
Verb. Exonerate; to clear of blame.
Exigent
Adjective. Urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention.
Filibuster
Noun. Intentional obstruction, especially using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action.
Ingenuous
Adjective. Artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication.
Inured
Adjective. Accustomed to accepting something undesirable.
Irascible
Adjective. Easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts.
Laud
Verb. To praise highly.
Magnartimity
Noun. The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart especially in forgiving.
Martial
Adjective. Associated with war and the armed forces.
Mundane
Adjective. Of the world; typical of or concerned with ordinary.
Nascent
Adjective. Coming into being; in early developmental stages.
Nebulous
Adjective. Vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form.
Neologism
Noun. A new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses.
Noxious
Adjective. Harmful; injurious.
Obtuse
Adjective. Lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in though or expression.
Obviate
Verb. To anticipate and make unnecessary.
Onerous
Adjective. Troubling; burdensome.
Parody
Noun. A humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, especially in literature and art.
Perennial
Adjective. Recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly.
Perfunctory
Adjective. Cursory; done without care or interest.
Prattle
Verb. To babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner.
Prescience
Noun. Foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring.
Prevaricate
Verb. To deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead.
Refute
Verb. To disprove; to successfully argue against.
Relegate
Verb. To forcibly assign, especially to a lower place or position.
Solicitous
Adjective. Concerned and attentive; eager.
Sporadic
Adjective. Occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances.
Static
Adjective. Not moving, active, or in motion; at rest.
Stupefy
Verb. To stun, baffle, or amaze.
Tortuous
Adjective. Winding; twisting; excessively complicated.
Truculent
Adjective. Fierce and cruel; eager to fight.
Voracious
Adjective. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous.
Waver
Verb. To move to and fro; to way; to be unsettled in opinion.