kindle words 2

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raconteur

One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.

acolyte

an attendant

bungler

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

prognosticator

To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell

pundit

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

neophyte

any new participant in some activity

prevaricator

To stray from or evade the truth;

reprobate

a person without moral scruples

renegade

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

draconian

of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

halcyon

idyllically calm and peaceful

chimerical

Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; highly improbable.

ostracize

avoid speaking to or dealing with

maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

martinet

someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

maverick

independent in behavior or thought

serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

extricate

release from entanglement of difficulty

inexorable

not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

malodorous

unpleasant-smelling

wistful

full of longing or unfulfilled desire

acerbic

harsh or corrosive in tone

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