vocab. unit 6

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vocab. unit 6
2013-03-07 20:03:33

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  1. a position requiring little or no work; an easy job.
    sinecure (n)
  2. A chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything used to confine
  3. one who rebels or rises against authority.
    insurgent (n)
  4. a delusion marked by feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality.
    megalomania (n)
  5. a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming.
    aspersion (n)
  6. one having power to decide an issue; a judge, umpire
    arbiter (n)
  7. weariness & discontent from lack of occupation of interest; boredom
    ennui (n)
  8. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power
    demagogue (n)
  9. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
    brusque (adj)
  10. abnormal, irregular, departing from usual
    anomalous (adj)
  11. extremely strange, unusual, atypical
    bizarre (adj)
  12. stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation, made or accomplished by fraud
    surreptitious (adj)
  13. not subject to change, constant
    immutable (adj)
  14. very wicked, offensive, hateful
    heinous (adj)
  15. performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
    vicarious (adj)
  16. to plan with ingenuity; invent; bring about as result of scheme or plan.
    contrive (v)
  17. to free from deception or error; ser right in ideas or thinking
    disabuse (v)
  18. to punish or criticize severely
    castigate (v)
  19. to give or furnish condescendingly; grant
    vouchsafe (v)
  20. to change from one nature, substance or form to another; to transform
    transmute (v)
  21. to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin; to violate a law
  22. to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
  23. to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
    cajole (v)