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Specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility by actually being false
Slander
false charges and malicious oral statements or reports about someone
Ruse
a crafty trick
Egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
Facetious
playfully humurous
Pander
to cater to the tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
Propriety
appropriateness of behavior
Wry
dryly humorous; often with a touch of irony
lampoon
a broad satire; a malicious satire upon a person
Parody
an aristic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
Abdicate
to formally give up power
Annihilate
to destroy completely
Benevolent
kind; generous
Despotic
characterized by exercising absolute power
Dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
Haughty
condescendingly proud
Imperious
marked by arrogant assurance
Omnipotent
all-powerful
Patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
Usurp
to take power by force