Group 1, Hit Parade

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  1. abscond
    (verb) to depart cladestinely (in secret); to steal off and hide
  2. aberrant
    (adj.) deviating from the norm (noun: abberation)
  3. alacrity
    (noun) eager and enthusiastic willingness
  4. anomaly
    (noun) deviation from the normal order, form, or rule (adj. form anomalous)
  5. approbation
    (noun) an expression of approval or praise
  6. arduous
    (adj.) strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  7. assuage
    (verb) to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  8. audacious
    (adj.) daring and fearless; recklessly bold
  9. austere
    (adj.) without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic (noun form: austerity)
  10. axiomatic
    (adj.) taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
  11. canonical
    (adj.) following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
  12. capricious
    (adj.) inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  13. censure
    (verb) to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  14. chicanery
    (noun) trickery or subterfuge
  15. connoisseur
    (noun) an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
  16. convulated
    (adj.) complex or complicated
  17. disabuse
    (verb) to undeceive; to set right
  18. discordant
    (adj.) conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  19. disparate
    (adj) fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
  20. effrontery
    (noun) extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  21. eloquent
    (noun) well-spoken, expressive, articulate
  22. enervate
    (verb) to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  23. ennui (ahn-wee)
    (noun) dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  24. equivocate
    (verb) to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj form: equivocal)
  25. erudite
    (adj.) very learned; scholarly (noun form: erudition)
  26. exigent
    (adj) urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  27. exculpate
    (verb) exonerate; to clear of blame
  28. extemporaneous
    (adj.) improvised; done without preparation
  29. filibuster
    (noun) intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  30. fulminate
    (verb) to loudly attack or denounce
  31. ingenuous
    (adj) artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  32. inured
    (adj) accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  33. irascible
    (adj) easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
  34. laud
    (verb) to praise highly (adj form: laudatory)
  35. lucid
    (adj) clear; easily understood
  36. magnanimity
    (noun) the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj form: magnanimous)
  37. martial
    (adj) associated with war and the armed forces
  38. mundane
    (adj) of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
  39. nascent
    (adj) coming into being; in early developmental stages
  40. nebulous
    (adj) vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
  41. neologism
    (noun) a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
  42. noxious
    (adj) harmful, injurious
  43. obtuse
    (adj) lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  44. obviate
    (verb) to anticipate and make unnecessary
  45. onerous
    (adj) troubling; burdensome
  46. paean
    (noun) a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  47. parody
    (noun) a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
  48. perennial
    (adj) recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
  49. perfidy
    (noun) intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. form: perfidious)
  50. perfunctory
    (adj) cursory; done without care or interest
  51. perspicacious
    (adj) acutely perceptive; having keen discernment (noun form: perspicacity)
  52. prattle
    (verb) to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
  53. precipitate
    • (adj) acting with excessive haste or impulse
    • (verb) to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  54. predilection
    (noun) a disposition in favor of something; preference
  55. prescience
    (noun) foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occuring (adj. form: prescient)
  56. prevaricate
    (verb) to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  57. qualms
    (noun) misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  58. recant
    (verb) to retract, esp. a previously held belief
  59. refute
    (verb) to disprove; to successfully argue against
  60. relegate
    (verb) to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
  61. reticent
    (adj) quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  62. solicitous
    (adj) concerned and attentive; eager
  63. sordid
    (adj) characteriszed by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  64. sporadic
    (adj) occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
  65. squander
    (verb) to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  66. static
    (adj) not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
  67. stupefy
    (verb) to stun, baffle, or amaze
  68. stymie
    (verb) to block; to thwart
  69. synthesis
    (noun) the combo of parts to make a hole (verb form: synthesize)
  70. torque
    (noun) a force that causes rotation
  71. tortuous
    (adj) wining; twisting; excessively complicated
  72. truculent
    (adj) fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  73. veracity
    (noun) truthfulness, honesty
  74. virulent
    (adj) extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
  75. voracious
    (adj) having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  76. waver
    (verb) to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
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Group 1, Hit Parade
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