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hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
dishearten - discourage
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
trickster - person who cheats people
emancipate - set free; liberate
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
gainsay - deny
libidinous - lustful
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar