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