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dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
circuitous - roundabout
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses