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Flashcards in verb 5 English Deck (20):
1

anomalous

abnormal,irregular,departing from the usual

2

aspersion

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

3

bizarre

extremely strange, unusual, atypical

4

brusque

abrupt , blunt , with no formalities

5

cajole

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

6

castigate

to punish severely , to criticize severely

7

contrive

to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan

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demagogue

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

9

disabuse

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

10

ennui

weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest

11

fetter

a chain or shackle placed on the feet

12

heinous

very wicked, offensive, hateful

13

immutable

not subject to change ,constant

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insurgent

one who rebels or rises against authority

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megalomania

a delusion marked by feeling of power

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sinecure

a position requiring little or no work

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surreptitious

stealthy , secret, intended to escape observation

18

transgress

to go beyond a limit or boundary ; to sin

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transmute

to change from one nature

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vicarious

performed ,suffered