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::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
::: hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)