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raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
resumption - taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis