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anomalous
adj. abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
n. a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
bizarre
adj. extremely strange, unusual, atypical
brusque
adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalites
cajole
v. to coax, persuade through flattery or artiface
castigate
v. to punish severely; to criticize severely
contrive
v. to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
demagogue
n. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in oreder to gain power
disabuse
v. to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
ennui
n. weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or intrest, boredom
fetter
n. a chain or shackle placed on the feet
v. to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
heinous
adj. very wicked offensive hateful
immutable
adj. not subject to change, constant
insurgent
n. one who rebels or rises against authority
adj. risng in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
megalomania
n. a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc.. , far in excess of reality
sinecure
n. a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
surreptitious
adj. stealthy, secret, inteded to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
transgress
v. to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
transmute
v. to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
vicarious
adj. performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
ameliorate
correct a flaw, to improve or make better
aplomb
poise or assurance
callow
immature, without experience, not fully developed
drivel
drool or nonsense / to drool or talk nonsense
epitome
a summory or condensed account
exhort
to urge strongly or advise earnestly
ex officiio
by virtue of holding an office
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable to gain acceptance or favor
intrinsic
belonging to someone or somthing by its very nature
inveigh
to attack with words, or to express strong dissaproval for
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
occult
a mysterious supernatural secret hidden from view / to hide or conceal
acrimonious
stingin, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
resembling a cow or ox, unresponsive
consternation
confusion or dismay
corpulent
fat, having a large bulky body
disavow
to deny connection with
dissipate
to casue to dissapear or scatter, to squander or to be extravagant in persuit of pleasure
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages from a written text
impugn
to call into question
intemperate
lacking self control, inclemint
odium
hatred, contempt, or disgrace or imfamy resulting from hatefull conduct
perfidy
treachery or faithlessness
relegate
to remove from a position, to banish, assing or refer
crass
coarse, unfeeling; stupid
cadaverous
guant, pale; resembling a corpse
austere
stern or severe in manner; without adornment or luxury; simple, plain
disconcert
to confuse or disturb the composure of
grandiose
grand in an impresive or stately way; absurdly exagerated
mitigate
to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
punctilious
very exact or carefull
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe
reprove
to find fault with
stalwart
strong, sturdy, or brave / a brave, strong person
vapid
dull, uninteresting; lacking in sharpness, flavor or force
soporific
tending to cause sleep / something that induces sleep
sepulchral
gloomy, dismal, typical of the tomb
filch
to sneakily steal in petty amounts
flout
to treat with contempt, to mock
fractious
tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome
precept
a rule of conduct or action
scathing
bitterly severe; causing great harm
scourge
to whip, punish severly / a cause of affliction or suffering
axiomatic
self evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
blazon
to publish widely; to adorn or embelish
caveat
a warning to prevent misunderstanding
extricate
to free from entanglements or difficulties