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anomalous
adj. abnormal, irregular

syn:exceptional, atypical, unusual, arberrant
ant: normal, reg, typical, ordiary
apersion
n. damaging or derogatory satement, act of slandering

syn: innuendo, calumny, denigration
ant: endorsement, testimonial, praise

ant: endoresement, testimonial, praise
bizarre
adj. extremely strange

syn: grotesque, fanatic, outlandish
ant: normal, typical, ordinary
brusque
adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

syn: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
ant: gracious tactful, courteous, diplomatic
cajole
v. to coax, persuede through flatter; to decieve with soothing thoughts or fake promises

syn: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet talk
any: coerce, force, strong arm
castigate
v. to punish or criticize severly

syn:chatise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
ant: reward, honor, praise, laud
anomalous
adj. abnormal, irregular
aspersion
n. damaging/derogatory statement
bizarre
adj. extremely strange
brusque
adj. abrupt, blunt
cajole
v. to coax, persued through flattery, to decieve w/ soothing thoughts/promises
castigate
v. to punish severly
contrive
v. to plan w/ ingenuity, result of scheme or plan
demagogue
n. leader who exploits prejudices/claims to gain power
disabuse
v. free from deception/error, set right in ideas
ennui
n. weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation/interest, boredom
fetter
n. chain/shackle
heinous
adj. very wicked, offensive, hateful
immutalbe
adj. not subject to change, constant
insurgent
n./adj one who rises/rebels against authority
megalomania
n. delusion marked by feeling of power/wealth/talen
sinecure
n. position requiring little/no work, easy job
surreptitious
adj. secret/stealthy, made/accomblished by fraud
trangress
v. to go beyond limit, sin, violate law
transmute
v. change from one nature, substance to another
vicarious
adj. performed, suffered, experience by one person in place of another