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Flashcards in Unit 6 Vocab Deck (20):
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anomalous

abnormal, irregular

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aspersion

a damaging statement

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bizarre

extremely strange

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brusque

abrupt, blunt

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cajole

to coax using flattery

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castigate

to punish severely

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contrive

to plan with ingenuity

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demagogue

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

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disabuse

to free from deception or error

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ennui

weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of a job

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fetter

a chain placed on the feet

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heinous

very wicked, offensive

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immutable

not subject to change

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insurgent

one who rebels or rises against authority

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megalomania

a delusion marked by a feeling of power

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sinecure

a position requiring little or no work

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surreptitious

stealthy, secret

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transgress

to go beyond boundaries in a negative way

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transmute

to change from ones nature

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vicarious

experienced by one person in place of another