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::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: dignitary - person of high rank or position
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
::: decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society