Vocab F Unit 6 Def + Ant + Syn

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Definition + Antonym + Synonym

anomalous

Synonyms: exceptional, atypical, unusual

anomalous

Antonyms: normal, regular, customary

aspersion

Synonyms: innuendo, denigration

aspersion

Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise

bizarre

Synonyms: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish

bizarre

Antonyms: normal, typical, ordinary

brusque

Synonyms: curt, tactless, ungracious

brusque

Antonyms: gracious, tactful, couteous

cajole

Synonyms: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap

cajole

Antonyms: coerce, force, strong-arm

castigate

Synonyms: chastise, rebuke, censure

castigate

Antonyms: reward, honor, praise

contrive

Synonyms: think up, devise, concoct

demagogue

Synonyms: rabble-rouser, firebrand

disabuse

Synonyms: undeceive, enlighten

disabuse

Antonyms: deceive, delude, pull wool over one's eyes

ennui

Synonyms: languor, world-weariness, listlessness

ennui

Antonyms: enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement

fetter

Synonyms: bond, restraint

fetter

Antonyms: free, liberate, emancipate

heinous

Synonyms: evil, odious, abominable

heinous

Antonyms: excellent, wonderful, splendid

immutable

Synonyms: unchangeable, unalterable

immutable

Antonyms: changeable, inconstant, variable

insurgent

Synonyms: revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous

insurgent

Antonyms: loyalist, loyal, faithful

megalomania

Synonyms: delusions of grandeur

megalomania

Antonyms: humility, modesty, self-abasement

sinecure

Synonyms: "no-show" job, cushy job

surreptitious

Synonyms: furtive, covert, clandestine

surreptitious

Antonyms: open, frank, aboveboard

transgress

Synonyms: overstep, exceed, trespass

transgress

Antonyms: obey, toe the line

transmute

Synonyms: transform, convert, translate

transmute

Antonyms: maintain unchanged, preserve

vicarious

Synonyms: surrogate, substitute, imagined

vicarious

Antonyms: real, actual, firsthand

anomalous

adj. abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

aspersion

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

bizarre

adj. extremely strange, unusual atypical

brusque

adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

cajole

v. to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false premises

castigate

v. to punish severely; to criticize severely

contrive

v. to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan

demagogue

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

disabuse

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

ennui

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

fetter

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

heinous

adj. very wicked, offensive, hateful

immutable

adj. not subject to change, constant

insurgent

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

megalomania

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

sinecure

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

surreptitious

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

transgress

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

transmute

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

vicarious

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

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