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adj. abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

syn: exeptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
ant: normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
anomalous
n. a damaging or derogatory statement; the act if slandering or defaming

syn: innuendo, calumny, denigration
ant: endorsement, testimonial, praise
asperation
adj. extremely strange, unusual, atypical

syn:grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
ant:normal, typical, ordinary, expected
bizarre
adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

syn: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
ant: gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
brusque
v. to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

syn: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
ant:coerce, force, strong-arm
cajole
v. to punish severly; to criticize severly

syn: chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
ant: reward, honor, praise, laud
castigate
v. to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan

syn: Think up, devise, concost, fabricate
contrive
n. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

syn: rabble-rouser, firebrand
demagogue
v. to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

syn: undecieve, enlighten, set straight
ant:decieve, delude, pull wool over one's eyes
disabuse
n. weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

syn: languor, world-weariness, listlessness
ant:enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
ennui
n. a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains
v. to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent

syn: n. bond, restraint v. bind hamper
ant: v. free, liberate, emancipate
fetter
adj. very wicked, offensive, hateful

syn: evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
ant: excellent, wonderful, splendid
heinous
adj. not subject to change, constant

syn: unchangable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
ant: changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle
immutable
n. one who rebels or rises against authority
adj. rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

syn: revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
ant: loyalist, loyal, faithful
insurgent
n. a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc. far in excess reality

syn: delusions or grandeur
ant: humility, modesty, self-abasement
megalomania
n. a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

syn: "no-show" job, cushy job, "plum"
sinecure
adj. stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

syn: furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
ant: open, frank, aboveboard, overt
surreptitious
v. to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law

syn: overstep, exceed, trespass, err
ant: obey, toe the line
transgress
v. to change from one nature, substance, or for to another

syn: transform,convert, translate, metamorphose
ant: maintain unchanged, preserve
transmute
adj. performed, suffered or otherwise experiance by one person in place of another

syn: surrogate, substitute, imagined , secondhand
ant:real, actual, firsthand
vicarious