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charlatan
a fake; fraud; imposter; cheat
skeptic
a person doubts, asks questions
rhetorician
an eloquent writer or speaker; a master of rhetoric
hedonist
a person who believes that a pleasure is the chief goal of life
ascetic
a person who gives up material comforts and leads a life of self-denial, especially as an act of religious devotion
raconteur
a person who excels in telling
iconoclast
a person who attacks and ridicules cherished figures, ideas, and institutions
partisan
a supporter of a person, party, or cause; a person with strong and perhaps biased beliefs
polymath
a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas
recluse
a person who leads a seluded or solitary life
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the fears, emotions, and prejudices of the populace
bungler
someone who is clumsy or inept; a person who makes mistakes because of incompetence
clairvoyant
having the supposed power to see objects and events that cannot be perceived with the five traditional senses; a seer
prognosticator
a person who makes predictions based upon current information of data
pundit
an expert commentator; an authority who expresses his or her opinion, usually on political issues
zealot
a very enthusiastic person; a champion; a true believer, perhaps to an excessive degree; a fanatic
neophyte
a beginner; someone new to a field or activity
patron
a person who makes a gift or bequest
dissembler
a liar and deceiver
proponent
one who argues in support of something; an advocate; a champion of a cause
prodigy
a person with great talent; a young genius
oracle
a person considered to be oracular, that is a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions
misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts humankind
sycophant
a person seeks favor by flattering people of influence; a today; someone who behaves in an obsequious or servile manner.
stoic
seeminly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; impassive and emotionless
reprobate
a morally unprincipled person
renegade
a disloyal person who betrays his or her cause; a traitor; a deserter
draconian
characterized by very strick laws, rules, and punishments
laconic
very brief; concise; succinct; terse
spartan
simple; plain; austere
halcyon
idyllically calm and peaceful; an untroubled golden time of satisfaction, happiness, and tranquility
sophistry
a plausible but deliberately misleading or fallacious argument designed to deceive someone
chimerical
given to fantastic schemes; existing only in the imagination; impossible; vainly conceived
ostracize
to deliberately exclude from a group; to banish
impecunious
poor; penniless; not affluent
nefarious
famous for being wicked
jovial
good-humored; cheerful; jocular
dirge
a funeral hymn; a slow, mournful
maudlin
tearful; excessively sentimental, but not mawkish
quixotic
foolishly impractical in the pursuit of ideals; impractical idealism
pandemonium
a wild uproar; tumult
martinet
a strict disciplinarian, a person who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
fiasco
a complete failure; a debacle
bowdlerize
to remove or delete parts of a book, song or other work that are considered offensive; to expurgate
galvanize
to electrify; to stir into action as if with an electric shock
picayune
small value or importance; petty; trifling
gerrymander
to divide a geographic area into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections
maverick
an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party; a nonconformist
juggernaut
an irresistible force that crushes everything in its path
serendipity
discovery by fortunate accident
zenith
the highest point; the peak; the apex
nadir
the lowest point; the bottom