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cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President