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Charlatan

A fake; A fraud; A cheat

Skeptic

A doubter

Rhetorician

An eloquent writer or speaker (fluent)

Hedonist

Seeker of pleasure

Ascetic

A person who leads a life of self-denial

Raconteur

A person who excels in telling anecdotes (a short interesting story)

Iconoclast

Someone who attacks cherished ideas and institutions

Dilettante

An amateur or dabbler

Partisan

A person with biased beliefs

Mentor

A teacher; a guide; an advisor

Acolyte

A devoted student

Demagogue

A speaker who appeals to emotions, fears or prejudices

Automaton

A person who acts in a mechanical fashion

Recluse

A person who leads a secluded, solitary life

Bungler

A clumsy or inept person

Clairvoyant

A person who uses intuition to see into the future; a seer

Prognosticator

A person who makes predictions based upon data

Pundit

A professional commentator

Zealot

A very enthusiastic person

Neophyte

A beginner

Novice

A beginner

Greenhorn

A beginner

Benefactor

A person who gives gifts

Beneficiary

A person who receives benefits

Dissembler

A liar; deceiver

Prevaricator

A liar; deceiver

Proponent

A champion of a cause

Advocate

A champion of a cause

Prodigy

A young genius

Oracle

A person who is a source of wise counsel and prophetic advice

Misanthrope

A person who hates humankind

Innovator

A person who introduces something new

Sycophant

A person who behaves in a servile manner; a toady

Obsequious

A person who behaves in a servile manner; a toady

Stoic

A person who is impassive and emotionless

Reprobate

A morally unprincipled person

Renegade

A disloyal person

Draconian

Very strict laws and rules

Laconic

Very concise; brief

Succinct

Very concise; brief

Terse

Very concise; brief

Spartan

Plain; simple

Halcyon

Idyllically calm and tranquil

Sophistry

A deliberately misleading argument

Chimerical

A fantastic scheme; unchecked imagination

Ostracize

To deliberately exclude from a group

Impecunious

Poor; penniless; not affluent

Nefarious

Extremely wicked; vile

Jovial

Good- humored; cheerful

Jocular

Good- humored; cheerful

Dirge

A funeral hymn; mournful music

Maudlin

Excessively sentimental

Quixotic

Foolishly impractical

Pandemonium

A wild uproar; tumult

Martinet

A strict disciplinarian

Fiasco

A complete failure

Debacle

A complete failure

Bowdlerize

To remove or delete objectionable parts of a book

Galvanize

To electrify; stir into action

Picayune

Something of small value; Petty; Trifling

Gerrymander

To divide a district so as to give one side an advantage

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