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brusque
adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
demagogue
n. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false promises to gain power
cajole
v. to coax, persuade through flattery.
ennui
n. weariness and discontent from lack of occupation, bored
anomalous
adj. abnormal, irregular
contrive
v. to plan with ingenuity, invent
disabuse
v. to free from deception or error, set right in thinking or ideas
arbiter
n. one having power to decide a matter at issue, a judge.
bizarre
adj. extremely strange, unusual, atypical.
castigate
v. to punish severely, criticize severely.
aspersion
n. a damaging or derogatory statement. the act of slandering.
vouchsafe
v. to give or furnish condescendingly, to grant.
megalomania
n. a delusiion marked by a feeling of powere, wealth, talent, etc.
surreptitious
adg. stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation.
transmute
v. to transform, to change from one nature substance to another.