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megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc - far in excess of reality
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
aspersion
damaging or derrogatory statement; act of slandering or defaming
ennui
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation, interest, boredom
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains; to chain or shackle - to rener helpless or impotent
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
castigate
to punish severely, to criticize someone
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work, an easy job
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
bizarre
extremely strange, unusual
vicarious
performeed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
anomalous
abormal, irregular, departing from the usual
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sinm violate a law
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent, to bring about as the same result of a scheme or plan
immutable
not subject to change, constant
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rusing in or on
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rusing in or on