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::: anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
::: fissure - crevice; crack
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers