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Lexicon
the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
Maverick
a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
Misanthrope
One who hates or mistrusts humankind.
Neophyte
a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.
Noisome
Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul: a noisome odor.
Palliatine
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
Penurious
1. extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
2. extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
3. poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.
Perfunctory
performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
Philistine
(sometimes initial capital letter) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
Prescient
knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
Acumen
keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters.
Anecdote
A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.