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::: coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
::: carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
::: carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose