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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U6 Deck (20):
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adj) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

anomalous

2

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

aspersion

3

adj) extremely strange, unusual, atypical

bizarre

4

adj) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

brusque

5

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

cajole

6

v) to punish severely; to criticize severely

castigate

7

v) to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan

contrive

8

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

demagogue

9

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

disabuse

10

n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

ennui

11

n) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains;
v) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent

fetter

12

adj) very wicked, offensive, hateful

heinous

13

adj) not subject to change, constant

immutable

14

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

insurgent

15

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

megalomania

16

n) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

sinecure

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

surreptitious

18

v) to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin; to violate a law

transgress

19

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

transmute

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

vicarious