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::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
::: sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
::: dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
::: woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off