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Flashcards in Vocab F6 Deck (20):
1

deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected

Anomalous

2

an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something

Aspersion

3

Very strange or unusual, esp. so as to cause interest or amusement

Bizarre

4

Abrupt or offhand in speech or manner

Brusque

5

Persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery

Cajole

6

Reprimand (someone severely)

Castigate

7

Create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice

Contrive

8

A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument

Demagogue

9

Persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken)

Disabuse

10

A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement

Ennui

11

A chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles

Fetter

12

Utterly odious or wicked

Heinous

13

Unchanging over time or unable to be changed

Immutable

14

A person who fights against an established government or authority

Insurgent

15

A condition that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance

Megalomania

16

A position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit

Sinecure

17

Kept secret, esp. because it would not be approved of

Surreptitious

18

Infringe or go beyond the bounds of (a moral principle or other established standards of behavior)

Transgress

19

Change in form, nature, or substance

Transmute

20

Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person

Vicarious