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SO level f unit 6!

from sadlier oxford vocabulary book

anamalous (adj)abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual (s):exceptional,atypical,unusual,aberrant (a):endorsement, testimonial,praise
aspersion (n) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming (s): innuendo, calumny, denigration (a): normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
bizarre (adj) extremely strange, unusual, atypical (s):grotesque,fantastic,outlandish (a):normal,typical,ordinary,expected
brusque (adj)abrupt, blunt, with no formalities (s): curt, tactless, ungracious, guff, rough(a): gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
cajole (v) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises (s):wheedle,inveigle,soft-soap,sweet-talk (a):gracious,tactful,courteous,diplomatic
castigate (v) to punish severely; to criticize severely (s):chastise,rebuke,censure,upbraid (a):reward,honor,praise,laud
contrive (v) to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan (s):think up, devise,concoct,fabricate
demagogue (n)a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power (s):rabble-rouser,firebrand
disabuse (v) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking (s):undeceive,enlighten,set straight (a):decieve,delude,pull wool over one's eyes
ennui (n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom (s):languor,world-weariness,listlessness (a):enthusiasm,livliness,excitement,intensity
fetter (n) 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 (s):(n)bond,restraint;(v)bind,hamper (a):(v)free liberate,emancipate
heinous (adj) very wicked, offensive, hateful (s):evil,odious,abominable,outrageous (a):excellent,wonderful,splendid
immutable (adj) not dubject to change, constant (s):unchangeable,unalterable,fixed,invariable (a):changeable,inconstant,variable,fickle
insurgent (n)one who rebels or rises against authority(adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on (s):(adj)revolutionary,rebellious,mutinous (a):(adj)loyalist,loyal,faithful
megalomania (n) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality (s):delusions of grandeur (a):humility, modesty,self-abasement
sinecure (n) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job (s):"no-show" job,cushy job,"plum"
surreptitious (adj) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud (s):furtive,covert,clandestine,concealed (a):open,frank,aboveboard,overt
transgress (v) to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law (s):overstep,exceed trespass,err (a):obey,toe the line
transmute (v) to change from one nature, substance, or form to another (s):transform,convert,translate,metamorphose (a):maintain,unchanged,preserve
vicarious (adj) performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another (s):surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand (a):real, actual, firsthand
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