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raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
crone - hag; ugly old woman
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition