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20 terms

Unit 6-Level F

Vocabulary words and definitions
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anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
bizarre
extremely strange, unusual, atypical
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
castigate
to punish severely; to criticize severely
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
ennui
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
immutable
not subject to change, constant
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
vicarious
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another