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pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
trickster - person who cheats people
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
cogent - convincing
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her