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maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
amnesia - loss of memory
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
conclave - private secret meeting
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry