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Brusque
adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
Demagogue
n. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.
Cajole
v. to coax, persuade through flattery or artfice; to decieve with soothing thoughts or false promises
Ennui
n. weariness and discontent from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
Anomalous
adj. abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
Contrive
v. to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
Disabuse
v. to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
Arbiter
n. One having power to decide a matter at issue; a judge, umpire
Bizzare
adj. extremley strange, unusual, atypical
Castigate
v. to punish severely; criticize severley
Apersion
n. a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
Vouchsafe
v. to give or furnish condescendingly; to grant
Megalomania
n. a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent etc. far in excess of reality
Surreptitious
adj. stealthy, secret intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
Transmute
v. to change from one nature, substance, or form to another.