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Vocab F Unit 6 Def + Ant + Syn

Definition + Antonym + Synonym
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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