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Anomaly

A deviation from the norm; an odd or peculiar occurance

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Vitriolic

Harsh in tone; bitterly critical

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Expiate

To make amends for

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Comprise

To include or consist of; contain

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Eidetic

Pertaining to extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall

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Foist

To pass off as genuine or valuable

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Plethora

An overabundance; excess

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Flippancy

Disrespect

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Accoutrement

An accessory item of dress or equipment

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Platitude

An obvious remark; a cliché

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Scullion

A servant for menial tasks

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Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace

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Antediluvian

Extremely old; antiquated

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Strigent

Restrictive; imposing demanding standards

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Sanctimonious

Showing false piety or riteousness

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Imbroglio

A difficult and embarrassing situation

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Inimical

Unfriendly; hostile; injurious

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convoluted

Complicated; intricate

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Anecdote

A short account of an incident

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Incumbent

Obligatory, necessary

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Promulgate

To announce; to make known

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Livid

Extremely angry

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Cogent

Convincing; reasonable

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Pander

To exploit weaknesses of others; to cater to the vices of others

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Puerile

Childish; juvenile

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Asperity

Roughness or harshness; severity

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Allay

To relieve; to alleviate

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Ameliorate

To make better; to improve

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Blithe

Carefree and lighthearted

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Soporific

Tending to induce sleep

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Frenetic

Wildly excited

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Untenable

Impossible to defend or justify

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Timorous

Timid

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Probity

Integrity, respectability

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Incolent

Lazy