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Anamalous

Deviating from the normal

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Arbiter

One chosen or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue

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Aspersion

An unfavorable or damaging remark; Slander

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Bizarre

Extremely strange or unusual

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Brusque

Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt

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Cajole

To influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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Castigate

To punish or criticize severely

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Contrive

To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; To devise

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Demagogue

A leader who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience

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Disabuse

To free from a falsehood or misconception, to set right in ideas or thinking

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Ennui

The feeling of being bored by something tedious

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Fetter

A chain or shackle placed on the feet; (v.) To restrict the freedom of, to shackle

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Heinous

Shockingly brutal or cruel; Hateful

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Immutable

Not subject or susceptible to change

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Insurgent

A person who rebels against lawful authority; (adj.) Rising in revolt against lawful authority

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Megalomania

A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence

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Sinecure

An office or position which involves little responsibility

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Surreptitious

Acting with or marked by stealth; Secret

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Transgress

To go beyond a limit; To violate a law

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Transmute

To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another

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Vicarious

Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another; Experienced secondhand

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Vouchsafe

To give in a condescending manner