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  1. raconteur (n)
  2. impasse (n)
  3. gothic (adj)
  4. punctilio (n)
  5. parlous (adj)
  1. a minute detail of conduct or procedure; an instant of time; fine point, nicety
  2. b emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; type of medieval architecture; sinister, eerie
  3. c a person who tells stories and anecdotes with great skill; storyteller, anecdotist
  4. d a dead end; no escape, a problem to which there is no solution; deadlock, standoff, stalemate
  5. e full of danger or risk, perilous; hazardous, risky, dangerous; ant: safe, secure

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. one who forsakes his or her religion, party, or cause; renegade, defector, turncoat; ant: loyalist
  2. a complete transformation, as if by magic; change, makeover
  3. sad, mournful, or gloomy to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree; doleful, dismal, dolorous; ant: merry, jovial, funny
  4. feeling of great happiness or well-being; elation, bliss, rapture, ecstasy; ant: melancholy, depression
  5. a display of false or assumed courage; swagger, bluster, braggadocio; ant: mettle, bravery, pluck

5 True/False questions

  1. effusive (adj)emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; type of medieval architecture; sinister, eerie

          

  2. quixotic (adj)romantically idealistic; visionary without regard to practical considerations; fanciful, impractical, utopian; ant: realistic, pragmatic

          

  3. consensus (n)a person who tells stories and anecdotes with great skill; storyteller, anecdotist

          

  4. mystique (n)an aura or attitude of mystery surrounding someone or something; charisma

          

  5. dichotomy (n)feeling of great happiness or well-being; elation, bliss, rapture, ecstasy; ant: melancholy, depression

          

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