sadlier-oxford vocab level F Unit 6

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anomalous

adj. deviating from the general or common order or type

aspersion

noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name; a damaging or derogatory statement

bizarre

adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

brusque

adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness

cajole

verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

castigate

verb inflict severe punishment on; censure severely

contrive

verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; put or send forth; make or work out a plan for; devise

demagogue

noun an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience

disabuse

verb free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

ennui

noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious

fetter

noun a shackle for the ankles or feet; verb restrain with fetters

heinous

adj. shockingly brutal or cruel

immutable

adj. not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature

insurgent

adj. in opposition to a civil authority or government; noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions); a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

megalomania

noun a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur

sinecure

noun an office that involves minimal duties; a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached

surreptitious

adj. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

transgress

verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries); act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

transmute

verb alter the nature of (elements); change in outward structure or looks; change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

vicarious

adj. suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; experienced at secondhand

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