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deviating from the norm
—Synonyms 1. wandering. 2. divergent, unusual.
Walking down the street with your private parts exposed is an example of aberrant behavior.
eager and enthusiastic willingness
—Synonyms 1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal. 2. sprightliness, agility.
I did not fail to notice the alacrity with which Fred raised his hand when a volunteer was needed
deviation from the normal order; abnormality
I am an anomaly among my collegues.
strenuous, taxing; requiring a lot of effort
—Synonyms 1. hard, toilsome, onerous, wearisome, burdensome, exhausting.
My undergrad studies have been a long and arduous struggle.
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
—Synonyms 1. alleviate, lessen. mitigate
Alcohol helps assuage the stress and worry my days at work bring me.
extremely brave; recklessly daring and fearless
—Synonyms 1. courageous, intrepid, dauntless, venturesome. 3. unabashed,shameless; impertinent, forward.
Lola had been audacious enough to call her one of her classmates utterly stupid on the first day of class.
following an accepted, traditional standard;
Synonyms: approved, authoritative, authorized, lawful, legal, official, orthodox,
to criticize severely; officially rebuke
—Synonyms 1. condemnation, reproof, reproach, reprehension, rebuke,reprimand, stricture, animadversion
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
Dad's voice can be very discordant.
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
—Synonyms separate, divergent, incommensurable, unlike.
Having widely varying interests, the students had disparate responses toward the novel.
extreme boldness; shamelessness
—Synonyms 1. impertinence, impudence, cheek.
She displayed her effrontery personality when she asked for another piece of cake at the strangers party.
I am studying these flash cards in order to become more eloquent.
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
—Synonyms listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.
There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and drugs.
improvised; done without preparation
The temp at the company delivered an extemporaneous excuse to why she was late.
intentional obstruction esp. by using a ridiculously long speech to delay legislative action
to loudly attack or denounce; to explode
Synonyms :animadvert, berate, vilify , bluster, castigate, censure, condemn, curse, declaim, denounce,
Fred was fulminated by the media for setting fire to the church.
artless; lacking in sophistication; sincere
—Synonyms 1. frank, straightforward, open. 2. guileless.
Its easy to talk to ingenuous drug dealers about your problems.
accustomed to accepting something undesirable; accustomed to hardship
Synonyms: acclimate, familiarize, habituate, harden, makeready, season, toughen, train
Many years in and out of bad homes inured the orphan to a life of lonliness.
—Synonyms 1, 2. testy, touchy, peppery, choleric, short-tempered.
Papa is a rash and irascible old man.
to praise highly
—Synonyms 1. applaud, honor.
The crowded lauded me when the play ended.
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide;
syn: flee, bolt
The theif absconded from the scene before the police showed up.
an expression of approval or praise;
Synonyms: admiration, consent,endorsement
Amy's probation officer gave her his approbation when she completed her time.
understood; possessing self-evident truth
Synonyms:absolute, accepted, aphoristic, apothegmatic, obvious
It is axiomatic that you should not use an axe to cut steel.
to undeceive; to set right
Synonyms: correct, debunk, disenchant, disillusion
Dumb people need to be continuously disabused about which hand is left and right.
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
Synonyms: beat around the bush, prevaricate
I hate when people equivocates instead of saying 'this is equal to this.'