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skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
circuitous - roundabout
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe