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1

Ambivalent

mixed feelings

2

Anomaly/Atypical

a deviation from the norm

3

Sarcastic/Sardonic

derisive mocking comments

4

Dearth/Paucity

scarcity or shortage

5

Prattle

to babble incessantly

6

Unconventional/Unorthodox

not ordinary or typical

7

Painstaking/Meticulous/Exacting

highly detailed

8

Audacious

very bold; daring

9

Indifferent/Apathetic

lack of interest or concern

10

Diffident

lacking self

11

Pragmatic

practical, sensible

12

Evocation

an imaginative recreation

13

Presumptuous

overbearing; impertinently bold

14

Recalcitrant/Obdurate

very stubborn, defiant

15

Boon

a timely benefit

16

Bane

a source of harm

17

Clandestine/Surreptitious

secretive, not aboveboard, covert

18

Affable/Amiable/Genial/Gregarious

agreeable, friendly

19

Confounded/Perplexed/Mystified

puzzled, confused

20

Prodigious

enormous, massive

21

Ambiguous

unclear, not definitive

22

Reproach/Censure

to scold, rebuke

23

Nostalgia

a sentimental longing for the past

24

Conjecture/Supposition

an inference

25

Obsolete

no longer in use

26

Auspicious

very favorable

27

Morose/Despondent

very depressed

28

Impasse

failure to reach an agreement

29

Anachronism

not in the proper time period

30

Belie

to give a false impression