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::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: bigotry - stubborn intolerance
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
::: concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
::: discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)