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syn- exceptional, unusual, aberrant

ant- normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary

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anomalous

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anomalous

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(adj.) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

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aspersion

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(n.) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming

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syn- innuendo, calumny

ant- endorsement, praise

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aspersion

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bizarre

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(adj.) extremely strange, unusual, atypical

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syn- grotesque, fantastic, outlandish

ant- normal, typical, ordinary, expected

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bizarre

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brusque

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(adj.) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

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syn- tactless, ungracious

ant- tactful diplomatic

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brusque

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cajole

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(v.) to coax, persuade though flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

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syn- wheedle, inveigle

ant- coerce, force

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cajole

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castigate

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(v.) to punish severely; to criticize severely

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syn- chastise, censure

ant- honor, praise, laud

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castigate

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contrive

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(v.) to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan

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syn- think up, concoct, fabricate

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contrive

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demagogue

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(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

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syn- rabble-rouser, firebrand

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demagogue

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disabuse

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(v.) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

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syn- undeceive, enlighten

ant- deceive, delude, pull wool over one’s eyes

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disabuse

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ennui

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(n.) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

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syn- languor, world-weariness, listlessness

ant- enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity

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ennui

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fetter

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(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

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syn- (n.) bond, restraint; (v.) bind, hamper

ant- (v.) free, liberate, emancipate

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fetter

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heinous

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(adj.) very wicked, offensive, hateful

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syn- evil, odious, outrageous

ant- excellent, wonderful, splendid

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heinous

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immutable

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(adj.) not subject to change, constant

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syn- unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable

ant- changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle

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immutable

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insurgent

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(n. ) one who rebels or rises against authority

(adj. ) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

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syn- (adj.) revolutionary, rebellious, mutinious

ant- (adj.) loyalist, loyal, faithful

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insurgent

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megalomania

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(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality

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syn- delusions of grandeur

ant- modesty, self-abasement

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megalomania

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sinecure

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(n.) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

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syn- “no-show” job, cushy job, “plum”

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sinecure

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surreptitious

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(adj.) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

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syn- furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed

ant- open, frank, aboveboard, overt

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surreptitious

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transgress

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(v.) to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law

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syn- overstep, trespass

ant- obey, toe the line

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transgress

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transmute

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(v.) to change from one nature, substance, or form to another

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syn- transform, convert

ant- preserve, maintain

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transmute

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vicarious

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(adj.) performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

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syn- surrogate, secondhand

ant- actual, firsthand

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vicarious