Unit 6 Vocab Beachwood

  1. Anamalous
    Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

    • Syn: Exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
    • Ant: Normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
  2. Aspersion
    A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering of defaming

    • Syn: Innuendo, calumny, denigration
    • Ant: Endorsement, testimonial, praise
  3. Bizarre
    Extremely strange, unusual, atypical

    • Syn: Grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
    • Ant: Normal, typical, ordinary, expected
  4. Brusque
    Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

    • Syn: Curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
    • Ant: Gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
  5. Cajole
    To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

    • Syn: Wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
    • Ant: Coerce, force, strong-arm
  6. Castigate
    To punish severely; to criticize severely

    • Syn: Chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
    • Ant: Reward, honor, praise, laud
  7. Contrive
    To plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as th result of a scheme or plan

    Syn: Think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
  8. Demagogue
    A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

    Syn: Rabble-rouser, firebrand
  9. Disabuse
    To free from deception or error, set right in ideas ot thinking

    • Syn: undeceive, enlighten, set straight
    • Ant: deceive, delude, pull woll over one's eyes
  10. Ennui
    Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

    • Syn: languor, world-weariness, listlessness
    • Ant: Enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
  11. Fetter
    A chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains; to chain or shackle, to render helpless or impotent

    • Syn: bond, restraint, bind, hamper
    • Ant: free, liberate, emancipate
  12. Heinous
    Very wicked, offensive, hateful

    • Syn: Evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
    • Ant: excellent, wonderful, splendid
  13. Immutable
    Not subject to change, constant

    • Syn: Unchangable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
    • Ant: changable, inconstant, variable, fickle
  14. Insurgent
    One who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

    • Syn: revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
    • Ant: Loyalist, loyal, faithful
  15. Megalomania
    A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality

    • Syn: delusions of grandeur
    • Ant: humility, modesty, self-abasement
  16. Sinecure
    A position requiring little or no work; an easy job

    Syn: "now show" job, cushy job, "plum"
  17. Surreptitious
    Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

    • Syn: furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
    • Ant: open, frank, aboveboard, overt
  18. Transgress
    To go beyond a limit or boundry; to sin, violate a law

    • Syn: overstep, exceed, trespass, err
    • Ant: obey, toe the line
  19. Transmute
    To change from one nature, substance, or form to another

    • Syn: transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
    • Ant: Maintain unchanged, preserve
  20. Vicarious
    Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

    • Syn: surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand
    • Ant: real, actual, firsthand
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Unit 6 Vocab Beachwood
Unit 6 Vocab Beachwood