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Unit 6 - Wendelin

Vocabulary Workshop

anomalous abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
bizarre extremely strange, unusual, atypical
brusque abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
cajole to coax, persuade, through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
castigate to punish severely; to criticize severely
contrive to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
demagogue a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
ennui weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
fetter a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains; to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
heinous very wicked, offensive, hateful
immutable not subject to change, constant
insurgent one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
megalomania a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
sinecure a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
surreptitious stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
transgress to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
transmute to change from on nature, substance, or form to another
vicarious performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
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