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Lesson 11 6

Terms

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

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