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anomalous
deviant from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; not fitting into a common type
arbiter
a person empowered to decide matters at issue
aspersion
a damaging remark or criticism, slander; the act of slanderingq
bizarre
marked by unussual appearance, style, or general character
brusque
abrupt in manner, blunt
cajole
to persuade by flattery or promises
castigate
to criticize or repremand severely; to punish in order to correct
contrive
to plan, devise, invent; to bring about or effect by a plan
demagogue
a person who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people (Hitler)
disabuse
To free from deception or error
ennui
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from lack of interest
fetter
a confinement
heinous
hateful
immutable
not mutable, unchangeable
insurgent
a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority
megalomania
a symptom of mental illnes marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc; bobsession with doing great things
sinecure
an office or position requiring little or no work w/profitable returns
sureptitious
obtained, done, made by stealth, secret or unauthorized
transgress
To violate a law, to pass over or go beyond
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form into another
vicarious
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in the place of another
vouchsafe
to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension