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aberration
something that differs from the norm
abhor
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
acquiesce
assent; agree without protesting
alacrity
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
amiable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
appease
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
arcane
secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
avarice
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
brazen
having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
brusque
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
cajole
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
callous
emotionally hardened; unfeeling
candor
frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
chide
scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval
circumspect
carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
clandestine
secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
coerce
restrain by force, especially by law or authority; repress; curb
coherent
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
complacency
feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble
confidant
a person entrusted with secrets
connive
to plot, scheme
cumulative
increasing by successive addition
debase
reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
decry
express strong disapproval of; disparage
deferential
showing deference; respectful and considerate
demure
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
deride
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
despot
tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
diligent
assiduous; industrious; hard-working
elated
overjoyed; extremely happy and excited
eloquent
vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
embezzle
appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property entrusted to one's care; apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust
empathy
understanding and entering into another's feelings
enmity
ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
erudite
learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
extol
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
fabricate
build; put together out of components or parts
feral
not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
flabbergasted
astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned
forsake
leave someone who needs or counts on you
fractious
inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
furtive
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
gluttony
excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity
gratuitous
given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned
haughty
high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
hypocrisy
act or practice of a hypocrite
impeccable
faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
impertinent
improperly forward or bold; rude
implacable
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
impudent
casually rude, insolent, impertinent
incisive
penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
indolent
lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
inept
lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
infamy
notoriety, extreme ill repute
inhibit
restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
innate
possessed at birth; inborn
insatiable
not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy
insular
of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
intrepid
fearless; indicating or springing from courage
inveterate
deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
jubilant
happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
knell
the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
lithe
flexible; moving and bending with ease
lurid
causing shock or horror; gruesome
maverick
one that refuses to abide or be independent; an unbranded range animal
maxim
proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
meticulous
excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
modicum
limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
morose
ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
myriad
of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
nadir
lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
nominal
in name only; insignificantly small
novice
beginner; person new to a field or activity
nuance
subtle or slight degree of difference
oblivious
inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
obsequious
slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obtuse
lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
panacea
remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
parody
work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of
penchant
strong inclination; definite liking
perusal
a careful examination, review
plethora
excess; overfullness in any respect; superabundance
predilection
condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
quaint
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character
rash
hasty, incautious
repudiate
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
rife
excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
salient
prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
serendipity
gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
staid
sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
superfluous
being beyond what is required or sufficient
sycophant
one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
taciturn
silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tefurbish
to restore, clean up
truculent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
umbrage
resentment, offence
venerable
deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
vex
annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vociferous
offensively loud; noisy; making outcry
wanton
unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
zenith
point directly overhead in sky; summit