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anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
anomalous
exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
aspersion
a damaginf or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
apersion
innuendo, calumny, denigration
bizarre
extremely starnge, unusual, atypical
bizarre
grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
brusque
curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
cajole
to coax, persude through flattery ot artifice; to decieve with soothing thought of false promises
cajole
wheedle, inveigh, soft-soap, sweet-talk
castigate
to punish severly; to criticize severely
castigate
chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
contrive
to plan eith ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
contrive
think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and flase claims and prmises in order to gain power
demagogue
rabble-rouser, fireband
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinkink
disabuse
undeceive, enlighten, set straight
ennui
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, bordom
ennui
languor, world-weariness, litlesness
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anyhting that confins or restraints; to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
fetter
bond, restraint, bind, hamper
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hatefull
heinous
eveil, odious, abominable, outrageous
immutable
not subject to change, constant
immutable
unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept aithority, surginf or rudhing in or on
insurgent
revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
megalomania
a delusion markes be a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc.
megalomania
deliusions of grandpeur
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work, an easy job
sinecure
no show job, crshy job, plum
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
surreptitious
furitve, covert, clandestine, concealed
trangress
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
trangress
overstep, exceed, trespass, err
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
transmute
tfanform, convert, translate, metamorphose
vicarious
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
vicarious
surrgate, substitute, imagined, seconhanded