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Unformatted text preview: Anomalous: (adj.) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual. Feeling protective of my friend but knowing of his difficulties place me in an____position. Synonyms: exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant Antonyms: normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary Aspersion: (n) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming. Think twice before casting____on his honesty, for he might be telling the truth. Synonyms: innuendo, calumny, denigration Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise Bizarre: (adj.) extremely strange, unusual, atypical Years from now I will look at this picture and wonder what sort of____costume I was wearing. Synonyms: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish Antonyms: normal, typical, ordinary, expected Brusque: (adj.) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities His request for a large loan for an indefinite length of time was met with a____refusal. Synonyms: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough Antonyms: gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic Cajole: (v) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises With a smile, a joke, and a second helping of pie, she would____him into doing what she wanted....
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