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Chap 6

Terms

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

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