Vocab Unit 6.txt

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    • Anomalous
    • Adj
    • Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
  1. Aspersion
    • N
    • A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
  2. Bizarre
    • Adj
    • Extremely strange, unusual, atypical
  3. Brusque
    • Adj
    • Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
  4. Cajole
    • V
    • To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
  5. Castigate
    • V
    • To punish severely; to criticize severely
  6. Contrive
    • V
    • To plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
  7. Demagogue
    • N
    • A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
  8. Disabuse
    • V
    • To free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
  9. Ennui
    • N
    • Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
  10. Fetter
    • N
    • A chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains;
    • V
    • To chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
  11. Heinous
    • Adj
    • Very wicked, offensive, hateful
  12. Immutable
    • Adj
    • Not subject to change, constant
  13. Insurgent
    • N
    • One who rebels or rises against authority;
    • Adj
    • Rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rising in or on
  14. Megalomania
    • N
    • A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
  15. Sinecure
    • N
    • A position requiring little or no work; am easy job
  16. Surreptitious
    • Adj
    • Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
  17. Transgress
    • V
    • To go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
  18. Transmute
    • V
    • To change from one nature, substance, or form to another
  19. Vicarious
    • Adj
    • Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

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