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dilettante
an admirer or lover of the arts
overhaul
1. to examine thoroughly
2. to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly
3. overtake
prevaricate
to deviate from the truth : equivocate
raconteur
a person who excels in telling anecdotes
finagle
1. to obtain by indirect or involved means <finagle a ride home>
2. to obtain by trickery <finagled his way into the concert>
winnow
to sort through and select the desirable part of something or to get rid of the unwanted or undesirable part
collude
conspire, plot
reimburse
repay
vicariously
the descriptions of others (based on their experiences)
heretical
too divergent from conventional beliefs/standards
autodidact
a self-taught person
pedant
1. one who makes a show of knowledge
2. one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
3. a formalist or precisionist in teaching
demagogue
a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
prolepsis
anticipation
redact
edit
prefactory
1. of, relating to, or constituting a preface <prefatory remarks>
2. located in front
orthography
a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling
virile
energetic, vigorous
callow
lacking in sophistication, immature
indelible
cannot be erased, lasting, memorable
untenable
1. not able to be defended <an untenable position>
2. not able to be occupied <untenable apartments>
garish
glaring, flashy, wearing vivid colors
onus
disagreeable, onerous
tenuous
rare, slender, flimsy, weak
corpulent
having a large bulky body, obese
redolent
exuding fragrance, aromatic
debacles
1. a violent disruption (as of an army)
2. a great disaster
3. a complete failure
haranguing
a ranting speech or writing
amalgam
a mixture of different elements
facile
1. easily accomplished or attained <a facile victory>
2. shallow, simplistic
3. ready, fluent, poised, assured
convivial
relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company
histronic
deliberately affected, theatrical
membranous
thin, pliable, and often somewhat transparent
viscous
having an adhesive quality, sticky, gooey
palliate
to moderate the intensity
litigious
disputatious, contentious
compendious
concise and comprehensive
incumbent
one that occupies a particular position or place