Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level F - Unit 6

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Anomalous (Adjective)

Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

Synonyms: exceptional, unusual, atypical
Antonyms: Normal, accepted, customary

Aspersion (Noun)

A damaging or derogatory statement

Synonyms: innuendo
Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise

Bizarre (Adjective)

Extremely strange, unusual, atypical

Synonyms: Grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
Antonyms: Normal, typical, expected

Brusque (Adjective)

Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

Synonyms: Curt, tactless, ungracious
Antonyms:gracious, courteous

Cajole (Verb)

To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice

Synonyms: Wheedle, inveigle, sweet-talk
Antonyms: Coerce, force, strong-arm

Castigate (Verb)

to punish severely, to criticize severely

Synonyms: Chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
Antonyms:Reward, honor, praise

Contrive (Verb)

To plan with ingenuity, invent, to bring about as the result of a plan

Synonyms: think-up, devise, concoct, fabricate

Demagogue (Noun)

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

Synonyms: Rabble-Rouser, Firebrand

Disabuse (Verb)

To free from deception or error, to set right

Synonyms: Undeceive, enlighten
Antonyms: Deceive, delude

Ennui (Noun)

Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or intrest - bordem

Synonyms: languor, world-weariness, listlessness
Antonyms: Enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement

Fetter (Noun) (Verb)

(N) A chain or shackle place on the feet; anything that confines or restrains - (V) to chain or shakle

Synonyms: (N) Bond, restraint (V) to bind
Antonyms: (V) free, liberate, emancipate

Heinous (Adjective)

Very wicked, offensive, hateful

Synonyms: Evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
Antonyms: Excellent, wonderful, splendid

Immutable (Adjective)

Not subject to change, constant

Synonyms: Unchangeable, unaltered, fixed
Antonyms: changeable, inconstant

Insurgent (Noun) (Adjective)

(N) One who rebels against authority (Adj) Rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority

Synonyms: (Adj) Revolutionary, rebellious
Antonyms: (Adj) loyalist, loyal, faithful

Megalomania (Noun)

A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent.

Synonyms: Delusions of grandeur
Antonyms: Humility, modesty, self-abasement

Sinecure (Noun)

A position or job requiring little to no work

Synonyms: A "no-show" job, A cushy job

Surreptitious (Adjective)

Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation

Synonyms: Furtive, covert, concealed
Antonyms: Open, frank, overt

Transgress (Verb)

To go beyond a limit or boundary, to sin, to violate the law

Synonyms: Overstep, exceed, trespass
Antonyms: Obey

Transmute (Verb)

To change from one nature substance or form to another

Synonyms: Transform, translate, metamorphose
Antonyms: Maintain unchanged, preserve

Vicarious (Adjective)

Performed, suffered, or otherwise experience by one person in place of another

Synonyms: Surrogate, substitute, imagined
Antonyms: Real, Actual, Firsthand

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