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anonmalous
abnormal, Irregular, departing from the usual, exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrent
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming, innuendo, calumny, denigration
bizarre
extremely strang, unusual, atypical, grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities, curt, tacless, ungracious, gruff, rough
cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
castigate
to punish sseverely; to criticize severly
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan; think up, devise, concot, fabricate
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power; rabble-rouser, firebrand
disabuse
to free from deception of error, set right in ideas or thinking; undeceive, enlighten, set straight
ennui
weariness and dissatifaction from lack of occupation of interest, boredom; languor, world-weariness, listlessness
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains; to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent; bond, restraint; blin, hamper
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful; evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
immutable
not subject to change, constant; unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on; revolutionary, rebellious,
megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power; wealth, talent; delusions of grandeur
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job; no-show job, cushy job, plum
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud; furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law; overstep, exceed, trespass, err
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another; transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
vicarious
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another; surrogate, subsitute, imagined, secondhand