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raconteur
one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes
polymath
a person of great or varied learning
extempore
without premeditation or preparation
blandishment
flattering speech or action
hugger-mugger
secret; also, muddled, disorderly
quiddity
the essence or nature of a thing
implacable
incapable of being pacified
edacious
given to eating
surfeit
an excessive amount; also, to supply to excess
perspicacity
clearness of understanding
aberrant
abnormal
ennui
a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest
invidious
tending to provoke envy or ill will
jocund
light-hearted; mirthful
panoply
a splendid or impressive array
miscreant
a scoundrel, a villain; also, a heretic
fugacious
lasting but a short time
respite
an interval of rest or relief
somnolent
drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness
cavil
to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection
daedal
skillful; artistic; ingenious
sang-froid
coolness in trying circumstances
clinquant
tinsel
assiduous
constant in application or attention
intractable
not easily governed, managed, or directed