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Jeremy 1

vocab words 6A

Jeremy Cheney

on 12 May 2010

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Anomalous Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual. Economically, no doubt, there are only two classes, the rich and the poor, but socially there is a whole hierarchy of classes, and the manners and traditions learned by each class in childhood are not only very different but--this is the essential point--generally persist from birth to death. 'Hence the anomalous individuals that you find in every class of society.
-George Orwell Aspersion A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming. The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
-George Santayana Bizarre Extremely strange, unusual, atypical. In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses.
-Calvin Trillin Brusque Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities. It seems to me probable that anyone who has a series of intolerable positions to put up with must have been responsible for them in some extent; not that it was simply "their fault" - I don't mean that- but that they have contributed to it by impatience, or intolerance, or brusqueness- or some provocation.
-Robert Hugh Benson Cajole To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises. Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money.
-Martin Luther
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