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anomalous

abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

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aspersion

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

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bizarre

extremely strange, unusual, atypical

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brusque

abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

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cajole

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

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castigate

to punish severely; to criticize severely

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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

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disabuse

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

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ennui

weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

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fetter

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

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heinous

very wicked, offenses, hateful

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immutable

subject to change, constant

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insurgent

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

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megalomania

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

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sinecure

a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

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surreptitious

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

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transgress

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

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transmute

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

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vicarious

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