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::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
::: derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: concur - agree; coincide; happen at the same time
::: upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
::: plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use