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Anomalous
(adj) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
Syn: exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
Aspersion
(n) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering of defaming
Syn: innuendo, calumny, denigration
Brusque
(adj) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
Syn: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
Cajole
(v) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
Syn: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
Castigate
(v) to punish severely; to criticize severely
Syn: chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
Bizarre
(adj) extremely stange, unusual, atypical
Syn: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
Contrive
(v) to pan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
Syn: think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
Demagogue
(n) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
Syn: rabble-rouser, firebrand
Disabuse
(v) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
Syn: undeceive, enlighten, set straight
Ennui
(n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack or occupation or interest, boredom
Syn: languor, world-weariness, listlessness