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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 promises
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 populat 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 orinterest, boredom
Fetter
n
a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains
v
to chain or schackle; to render helpless or impotent
Heinous
adj
very wicked, offensive, hateful
Immutatble
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 esay job
Surreptitious
adj
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
Transgress
v
to go beyong 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 experiences by one person in place of another
Austere
adj
severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
Beneficent
adj
performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
Cadaverous
adj
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
Concoct
v
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
Crass
adj
coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Debase
v
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
Desecrate
v
to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
Disconcert
v
to confuse; to disturb the composure of
Grandiose
adj
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
Inconsequential
adj
trifling, unimportant
Infraction
n
a breaking of a law or obligation
Mitigate
v
to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
Pillage
v
to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder
n
the acting of looting; booty
Prate
v
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
Punctilious
adj
very careful and exact, attentitive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
Redoubtable
adj
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
Reprove
v
to find fault with, scold, rebuke
Restitution
n
the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
Stalwart
adj
strong and sturfy; brave; resolute
n
a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
Vulnerable
adj
open to attack; capable of being wonded or damaged; unprotected
Acrimonious
adj
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
Bovine
adj
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
Consternation
n
dismay, confusion
Corpulent
adj
fat; ahving a large, bulky body
Disavow
v
to deny responsibility for or connection with
Dispassionate
adj
impartial; calm, free from emotion
Dissention
n
disagreement, charp difference of opinion
Dissipate
v
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
Expurgate
v
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to clense, purify
Gauntlet
n
an armored or protective glave; a challande; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
Hypothetical
adj
based on an aussumption or guess; used as a provisionsal or tenative idea to guide or direct investiagtion
Ignoble
adj
mean, low, base
Impugn
v
to call into question; to attack as false
Intemperate
adj
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
Odium
n
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
Perfidy
n
faithlessness, treachery
Relegate
v
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
Squeamish
adj
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
Subservient
adj
subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promte some end
Susceptible
adj
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
Abate
v
to make less in amount, degree, etc; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
Adulation
n
praise or flattery that is excessive
Anathema
n
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
Astute
adj
shrewed, crafty, showing practical wisdom
Avarice
n
greedy desire, particularly for wealth
Culpable
adj
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
Dilatory
adj
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
Egregious
adj
conspicuous, standing out from the mass
Equivocate
v
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
Evanescent
adj
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
Irresolute
adj
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
Nebulous
adj
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
Novice
n
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
Penury
n
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
Pretentious
adj
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious
Recapitulate
v
to review a series of facts; to sum up
Resuscitate
v
to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
Slovenly
adj
untidy, dirty, careless
Supposition
n
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
Torpid
adj
inactive, sluggish, dull