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unit 6 vocab

2013

TermDefinitionSynonymAntonym
bizarre extremely strange, unusual, atypical grotesque, fantastic, outlandish normal, typical,ordinary, expected
bursque abrupt, blunt, with no formalities tactless, ungracious tactful, diplomatic
cajole to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive through soothing thoughts or false promises wheedle, inveigle coerce, force
castigate to punish severely; to criticize severely chastise, censure honor, praise, laud
contrive to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan think up, concoct, 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 or error, set right in ideas or thinking undeceive, enlighten deceive, delude, pull wool over one's eyes
ennui weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom languor, world, listlessness enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
fetter 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 bond, restraint,; (v)bind, hamper (v) free, liberate, emancipate
heinous very wicked, offensive, hateful evil, odious, outrageous excellent, wonderful, splendid
immutable not subject to change, constant unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle
insugent one who rebels or rises against a authority; (adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous loyalist, loyal, faithful
magalomania delusional marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent atc, far excess pf reality delusions of grandeur modesty, self-abasement
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 open, frank, aboveboard, overt
trangress to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law overstep, trespass obey, toe the line
transmute to change from nature, substance, or form to another transform, covert preserve, maintain
viacrious preformed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another surrogate, secondhand actual, firsthand
Anomalous abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual exceptional, unusual, aberrant normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
Aspersion a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming innuendo, calumny endorsement, praise
Created by: sofiale1206