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Abscond

To steal and hide off

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Aberrant

Deviating from the norm

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Alacrity

Eager and enthusiastic willingness

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Approbation

expression of praise

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Arduous

- taxing
- requiring significant effort

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Audacious

- daring and fearless
- recklessly bold

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Austere

- bare
- severely simple
- ascetic

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Axiomatic

taken as given (self-evident truth)

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Canonical

Following accepted, traditional standards

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Chicanery

Trickery or subterfuge

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Connoisseur

An informed and astute expert in matters of taste

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Convoluted

Complex or complicated

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Disabuse

To set right

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Discordant

- conflicting
- dissonant or harsh in sound

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Disparate

Distinct or dissimilar

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Enervate

To weaken

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Exculpatory

exonerate (clear of blame)

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Exigent

- urgent or pressing
- requires immediate attention

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Extemporaneous

- improvised
- done without preparation

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Filibuster

Intentional obstruction: using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

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Ingenuous

- honest and truthful (candid)
- lacking in sophistication

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Irascible

- easily angered
- prone to outbursts

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Laud

(Verb) to praise highly

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Lucid

- clear
- easily understood

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Magnanimity

To quality of being generously noble in mind and heart - esp forgiving

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Mundane

Typical or concerned with the ordinary

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Noxious

Harmful, injurious

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Obviate

To anticipate and make unnecessary

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Onerous

Troubling, burdensome

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Paean

A song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving