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Vocab List MP 3

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