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brusque
adj- abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
demagogue
n- a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
cajole
v- to coax, persuade through flatery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
ennul
n- weariness and discontent from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
anomalous
adj- abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
contrive
v- to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
disabuse
v- to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
arbiter
n- one having power to decide a matter at issue; a judge, umpire
bizarre
adj- estremely strange, unusual, atypical
castigate
v- to punish severely; criticize severely
aspersion
n- a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
vouchsafe
v- to give or furnish condescendingly; to grant
megalomania
n- a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
surreptitious
adj- stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
transmute
v- to change from one nature, substance, or form to another; to transform
immutable
adj- not subject to change, constant
transgress
v- to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
heinous
adj- very wicked, offensive, hateful
insurgent
n- one who rebels or rises against authority;
adj- rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
fetter
n- a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains
v- to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
sinecure
n- a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
vicarious
adj- performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another