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anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
a damagin or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
bizarre
extremely strange, unusual, atypical
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
castigate
to punish severely; to critize severely
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result or a scheme or plan
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
ennui
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
fetter
a chain or shakle placed on the feet (v) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent