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Flashcards in Unit 6 Vocab Deck (20):
1

abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

anomalous

2

a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming

aspersion

3

extremely strange, unusual, atypical

bizarre

4

abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

brusque

5

to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

cajole

6

to punish severely; to criticize severely

castigate

7

to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan

contrive

8

a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

demagogue

9

to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

disabuse

10

weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

ennui

11

a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains; to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent

fetter

12

very wicked, offensive, hateful

heinous

13

not subject to change, constant

immutable

14

one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

insurgent

15

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

megalomania

16

a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

sinecure

17

stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

surreptitious

18

to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law

transgress

19

to change from one nature, substance, or form to another

transmute

20

performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

vicarious