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  1. Anomaly
    deviation from what is normal
  2. Assuage
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  3. Enigma
    a puzzle, a mystery
  4. Equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  5. Erudite
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  6. Fervid
    intensely emotional, feverish
  7. Lucid
    clear and easily understood
  8. Opaque
    impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
  9. Placate
    to soothe or pacify
  10. Precipitate
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  11. Prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  12. Zeal
    passion, excitement
  13. Abstain
    to choose not to do something
  14. Adulterate
    to make impure
  15. Apathy
    lack of interest or emotion
  16. Audacious
    fearless and daring
  17. Capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  18. Corroborate
    to provide supporting evidence
  19. Desiccate
    to dry out thoroughly
  20. Engender
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  21. Ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  22. Gullible
    easily decieved
  23. Homongenous
    a similar kind
  24. Laconic
    using few words
  25. Laud
    to give praise, to glorify
  26. Loquacious
    talkative
  27. Mitigate
    to soften, to lessen
  28. Pedant
    someone who shows off learning
  29. Pragmatic
    practical as opposed to idealistic
  30. Propriety
    correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs
  31. Vacillate
    to sway physically; to be indecisive
  32. Volatile
    easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
  33. Abate
    to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
  34. Ameliorate
    to make better, to improve
  35. Anachronism
    something out of place in time
  36. Arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  37. Attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree, to weaken
  38. Austere
    severe or stern in appearance
  39. Cacophony
    harsh, jarring noise
  40. Castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  41. Caustic
    biting in wit
  42. Chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  43. Cogent
    convincing and well reasoned
  44. Desultory
    jumping from one thing to another, disconnected
  45. Diatribe
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  46. Dilatory
    intended to delay
  47. Dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  48. Disparate
    fundamentally different, entirely unlike
  49. Dissemble
    to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
  50. Dissonance
    a harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds
  51. Enervate
    to reduce in strength
  52. Esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  53. Exculpate
    to clear from blame, prove innocent
  54. Exigent
    urgent, requiring immediate action
  55. Florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  56. Guile
    deceipt or trickery
  57. Iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  58. Implacable
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  59. Inchoate
    not fully formed, disorganized
  60. Inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  61. Intransigent
    uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
  62. Malinger
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  63. Misanthrope
    a person who dislikes others
  64. Obdurate
    hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion
  65. Obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  66. Obviate
    to prevent, to make unnecessary
  67. Occlude
    to stop up, to prevent the passage of
  68. Onerouse
    troublesome and oppressive, burdensome
  69. Opprobrium
    public disgrace
  70. Paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  71. Perfidious
    willing to betray one's trust
  72. Perfunctory
    done in a routine way, indifferent
  73. Prevaricate
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  74. Propitiate
    to conciliate, to appease
  75. Quiescent
    motionless
  76. Rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  77. Repudiate
    to reject the validity of
  78. Soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  79. Specious
    deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible but fallacious
  80. Tacit
    done without using words
  81. Taciturn
    silent, not talkative

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