NYTimes most looked up words

Can you name the definition for the words most looked up in the NY Times(2010)?

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Possessing a foreknowledge of eventsalacrity
Hard or insular, pertaining the the scleraantediluvian
Using few words, terse, briefapoplectic
Flagrantly bad, conspicuously awfulapostate
Capable of causing fireatavistic
Lively eagerness, cheerful and quick in attitude austerity
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same momentbaldenfreude
To dismantle for repairs, to examine carefully for needed repairscanard
Noisily and stubbornly defiant (adj)chimera
Reduced availability of luxury goodscomity
A code of silence among members of the mafia and other crime organizationscrèche
Incompetent, useless. Having no sense of purpose or responsibilitycynosure
Just beginning and not yet properly developeddémarche
Immoral behavior or reckless and extravagant spendingdesultory
Unique, in a class of its ownegregious
A made up word meaning the taking of pleasure in another person's lack of hairepistemic
Disgrace from an exceedingly shameful actersatz
A person who abandons his/her religion, party or causefeckless
Holding the theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified hegemony
The state of being stubbornly persistent (noun)hubris
Relating to conflict within a groupincendiary
Causing lethargy, relating to sleep inchoate
'Night of broken glass' - a program of terror conducted by Nazis against Jewish families and businesses in Germany and Austria Internecine
Walking from place to placejejune
Recently coming into existenceKristallnacht
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Haphazard, having no set planlaconic
Formidable, worthy of respectManichean
Excessive pride, extreme arrogancemirabile dictu
Wondrous to see and/or to relatenascent
Nursery for childrenobduracy
Showing symptoms of stroke, causing strokeobstreperous
An artificial or inferior substituteomertà
Naive, unsophisticated, insipidopprobrium
Supposed, commonly regarded as suchoverhaul
Relating to a worldview in which everything is divided into good and bad, black and whiteperipatetic
French for 'duck', refers to a baseless and sometimes derogatory story or rumorpolemicist
Reverting to an ancestral or primitive stateprescient
The official currency of Chinaprofligacy
Cheerfully optimistic, a ruddy healthy colorprovenance
Very old, referring to the time before the flood in the Bibleputative
The center of attention, something that attracts attention due to its brilliance or other outstanding qualitiesredoubtable
Relating to knowledge or the study of knowledgerenminbi
A mythical creature with a lion's head, goat's body and serpent's tail, an illusion or imaginary objectsanguine
A skilled debater, a person skilled in argumentative discussionssclerotic
Mutual civility, an atmosphere of social harmonysolipsistic
Place of origin, history of ownership of an objectsoporific
The social, economical, cultural, or ideological influence exerted by a dominant group over otherssui generis
The quality of realism as depicted in print or visual mediaubiquitous
A move, countermove or line of attack in political or diplomatic affairsversimilitude

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