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narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
robust - strong; vigorous
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful