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1

Equivocal

Undecided; trying to deceive

(Something with double meaning)

2

Lucid

Clear and easy to understand

Syn. Clear, coherent

3

Precipitate

To throw violently or to bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation

Syn. Sudden, hurried, reckless, hasty

4

Assuage

To make something unpleasant less severe

Syn. Comfort, lighten, relieve, alleviate, ease

5

Erudite

Learned, scholarly, bookish

Syn. Scholastic, wise

6

Opaque

Impossible to see through, preventing passage of light

Syn. Unclear

7

Prodigal

Lavish; wasteful

(Excessive or reckless spending)

8

Enigma

A puzzle; a mystery

9

Fervid

Intensely emotional; feverish

Syn. Passionate, zealous, enthusiastic

10

Placate

To soothe or pacify

Syn. Appease

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Zeal

Passion; excitement

Syn. Fervor, enthusiasm

12

Anomaly

Deviation from what is normal

Syn. Abnormality