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Anomalous

Abnormal irregular departing from the usual.

Syn. Exceptional. Atypical. Unusual. Aberrant.
Ant. Normal. Regular. Customary. Typical. Ordinary.

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Aspersions

A damaging or derogatory statement. The act of slandering or defaming.

Syn. Innuendo. Calumny. Denigration.
Ant. Testimonial. Praise. Endorsement.

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Bizarre

Extremely strange unusual atypical

Syn. Grotesque. Fantastic. Outlandish.
Ant. Normal. Typical. Ordinary. Expected.

4

Brusque

Abrupt. Blunt with no formalities.

Syn. Curt. Tackless. Ungracious. Gruff. Rough.
Ant. Gracious. Tactful. Courteous. Diplomatic

5

Cajole

To coax persuade through flattery or artifice. To deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises.

Syn. Wheedle. Inveigle. Soft-soap. Sweet-talk.
Ant. Coerce. Force. Strong arm

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Castigate

To punish severely. To criticize severely.

Syn. Chastise. Rebuke. Censure. Upbraid.
Ant. Reward. Honor. Praise. laud.

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Contrive

To plan with ingenuity invent. To bring about as the result of scheme or plan

Syn. Think up. Devise. Concoct. Fabricate.

8

Demagogue

A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims

9

Disabuse

To free from deception or error set right in ideas or thinking.

Syn. Undeceive. Enlighten. Set straight.
Ant. Deceive. Delude. Pull wool over ones eyes.

10

Ennui

Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest boredom.

Syn. Languor. World-weariness. Listlessness.
Ant. Enthusiasm. Liveliness. Excitement. Intensity.

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Fetter

A chain or shackle placed on the feet( often used in plural). Anything that confines or restrains To chain or shackle. To render helpless or impotent

Syn. Bond. Restraint. Bind. Hamber.
Ant. Free. Liberate. Emancipate.

12

Heinous

Very wicked offensive hateful

Syn. Evil. Odious. Abominable. Outrageous.
Ant. Excellent. Wonderful. Splendid.

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Immutable

Not subject to change constant.

Syn. Unchangeable. Unalterable. Fixed. Invariable.
Ant. Changeable. Inconstant. Variable. Fickle.

14

Insurgent

One who rebels or rises against authority. Rising in revolt refusing to accept authority. Surging or rushing in or on.

Syn. Revolutionary. Rebellious. Mutinous.
Ant. Loyalists. Loyal. Faithful.

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Megalomania

A delusion marked by feeling of power wealth talent far in excess of reality.

Syn. Delusions of grandeur.
Ant. Humility. Modesty. Self-abasement.

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Sinecure

A position requiring little or no work. An easy job.

Syn. No show job. Cushy job. Plum.

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Surreptitious

Stealthy secret intended to escape observation. Made or accomplished by fraud.

Syn. Furtive. Covert. Clandestine. Concealed.
Ant. Open. Frank. Aboveboard. Overt.

18

Transgress

To go beyond a limit or boundary. To sin violate a law.

Syn. Overstep. Exceed. Err. Trespass.
Ant. Obey. Toe the line.

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Transmute

To change from one nature substance or form to another.

Syn. Transform. Convert. Translate. Metamorphose.
Ant. Maintain. Unchanged. Preserve.

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Vicarious

Performed suffered or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another.

Syn. Surrogate. Substitute. Imagined. Secondhand.
Ant. Real. Actual. First hand.