Unit 6 Vocab

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Unit 6 Vocab
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  1. anomalous
    (adj) abnormal, irregular
  2. aspersion
    (n) a damaging or derogatory statement
  3. bizarre
    (adj) extremely strange, unusual, atypical
  4. brusque
    (adj) abrupt, blunt, ungracious, tactless
  5. cajole
    (v) to coax through flattery
  6. castigate
    (v) to punish severely
  7. contrive
    (v) to plan with ingenuity, invest
  8. demagogue
    (n) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
  9. disabuse
    (v) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
  10. ennui
    (n) boredom
  11. fetter
    (n) a chain or shackle placed on the feet
  12. heinous
    (adj) very wicked, hateful
  13. immutable
    (adj) not subject to change
  14. insurgent
    (n) one who rebels or rises against authority
  15. megalomania
    (n) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc.
  16. sinecure
    (n) an easy job
  17. surreptitious
    (adj) secret, intended to escape observation
  18. transgress
    (v) to sin, violate a law
  19. transmute
    (v) to change from one substance to another
  20. vicarious
    (adj) performed or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

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