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jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal