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trickster - person who cheats people
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition