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(adj) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
(s) execeptional, atypical, unusual, aberreant
(a)normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
anom'alous
(n) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
(s) innuendo, calumny, denigration
(a) endorsement, testimonial, praise
asper'sion
(adj) extremely strange, unusal, atypical
(s) grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
(a) normal, typical, ordinary, expected
bizarre'
(adj) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
(s) curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
(a) gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
brusque'
(v) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
(s) wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
(a) coerce, force, strong-arm
cajole'
(v)to punish severely; to criticize severly
(s) chasrise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
(a) reward, honor, praise, laud
cas'tigate
(v) to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
(s) think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
contrive'
(n) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
(s) rabble-rouser, firebrand
dem'agogue
(n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interset, boredom
(s) undeceive, enlighten, set straight
(a) decieve, delude, pull woll over one's eyes
disabuse'
(n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack or interset, boredom
(s) langour, world-weariness, listlessness
(a) enthusiasm, liveliness, excitment, intensity
ennui'