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noun – something that is unusual or unexpected

anomaly

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adj. – not easily understood or explained

equivocal

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adj. – very clear and easy to understand

lucid

4

verb – to cause (something) to happen quickly or suddenly

precipitate

5

verb – to make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense

assuage

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adj. – having or showing great knowledge

erudite

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adj. – not able to be seen through; not easily understood

opaque

8

adj. – wastefully extravagant

prodigal

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noun – a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand

enigma

10

adj. – intensely enthusiastic or passionate

fervid

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verb – to make (someone) less angry or hostile

placate

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noun – a strong feel of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something

zeal

13

verb – to restrain oneself for doing or enjoying something

abstain

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adj. – a willingness to take bold risks / adj. – showing a lack of respect

audacious

15

verb – remove the moisture from (something)

desiccate

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adj. – easily persuaded to believe something

gullible

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adj. – deserving praise and commendation

laudable

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noun – a person who makes an excessive display of learning

pedant

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verb – to waver between different opinions or actions

vacillate

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verb – to make (something) impure or weaker by adding something of inferior quality

adulterate

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adj. – given to sudden changes of mood or behavior

capricious

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verb – to produce, cause, or give rise to (something)

engender

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adj. – of the same or similar kind

homogeneous

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adj. – tending to talk a great deal

loquacious

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adj. – dealing with the problems that exist in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on theories

pragmatic

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adj. – likely to change rapidly and unpredictably

volatile

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noun – lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern

apathy

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verb – to confirm or make more certain

corroborate

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adj. – lasting for a very short time

ephemeral

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adj. – using few words

laconic