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anomalous
atypical, unusual, aberrant, exceptional
aspersion
damaging statement, innuendo, calumny, denigration
bizarre
grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
brusque
abrupt, blunt, curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
cajole
wheedle, inveigle,
castigate
chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
contrive
think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
demagogue
rabble-rouser, firebrand, leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse
undecieve, enlighten, set straight
ennui
languor, world-weariness, listlessness
fetter
bond, restraint, to bind, to hamper
heinous
evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
immutable
unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
insurgent
revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
megalomania
delusions of grandeur
sinecure
position requiring little work, cushy job
surreptitious
furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
transgress
overstep, exceed, trespass, err
transmute
transform, convert, translate, metamorephose
vicarious
surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand
austere
forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
beneficent
humanitarian, magnanimouse, charitable
cadaverous
corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
concoct
create, fashion, rustle up
crass
crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse, coarse, unfeeling
debase
cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
desecrate
profane defile, violate,to commit sacrilige upon
disconcert
upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
grandiose
majestic,bombastic, highfalutin
inconsequential
trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
infractions
violation, transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
lessen, relvieve, alleviate, diminish
pillage
ravage,sack, loot
prate
chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
punctilious
precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
redoubtable
formidable, fearsome, awesome, augst
reprove
chide, chastise, upbraid , reproach, scold
restitution
compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
stalwart
strudy, stout, intrepid, valeant, mainstay
vulnerable
defenseless, exposed, succeptible, unguarded
acrimonious
biting,caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
bovine
stolid, dull, slow, stupid
consternation
shock, amazement, bewilderment,dismay
corpulent
overweight, fat, heavy, obese, stout, portly
disavow
disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
dispassionate
unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
dissension
strife, discord, contention, disagreement
dissipate
disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
expurgate
purge, censor, bowdlerize
gauntlet
dare, provocation, trial, punishment
hypothetical
assumed, supposed, conjectural,conditional
ignoble
inferior, unworthy,dishonorable,sordid
impugn
challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
intemperate
excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
odium
hatred, contempt, abhorrence, shame, ihnominy, opprobrium
perfidy
betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
relegate
transfer,consign, demote, exile
squeamish
nauseated, queasy, delicate, onversensitive, priggish
subservient
secondary, servile, obsequious, useful
susceptible
vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
abate
diminish, decrease, subside, let up
adulation
adorateion, idolization, hero-worship
anathema
malediction,imprecation,abomination
astute
shrewd, acute, sagacious, judicious, wily
avarice
cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness, greedy desire particularly for wealth
culpable
guilty, delinquent, peccant, blameworthy
dilatory
stalling, slow, tardy, laggard
egregious
glaring, flagrant, blatant, conspicuous
equivocate
palter, hedge, talk out of both sides of one's mouth, to be purposefully vague or ambiguous
evanescent
transient, transitory, fleeting, light and airy
irresolute
indecisive, vacillating, wavering
nebulous
hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, vague, murky, opaque, indeterminate
novice
neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice
penury
destitution, want, indigence,extreme poverty
pretentious
inflated, ostentatious, affected
recapitulate
review, summarize, sum up, go over, recap
resuscitate
revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactive
slovenly
unkempt, slatternly, slipshod, lax
supposition
assumption,presumption, hypothesis
torpid
sluggish, lethargic, otiose, languid