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Flashcards in Core Vocab 101-130 (People) Deck (24):
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Charlatan

a fake, an imposter, a cheat,

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Rhetorician

an eloquent writer or speaker; a master of rhetoric

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Hedonist

a person who believes pleasure is the chief goal of life.

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Ascetic

a person who abstains from worldly pleasures to pursue religious or spiritual goals.

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raconteur

a person who excels in telling anecdotes

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Iconoclast

a person who attacks beliefs and institutions

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Polymath

someone with knowledge of many different subjects

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dilettante

a person with superficial interest in an art or a subject, an amateur dabbler

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Acolyte

a devoted follower

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Demagogue

a leader who appeals to the prejudices, fears, and desires of the populace for support rather than reason.

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Bungler

someone who is clumsy or inept.

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clairvoyant

one who has extrasensory perception

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prognosticator

one who makes predictions based on current info and data

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zealot

a true believer, a fanatic

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neophyte

a begineer, someone without much experience

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greenhorn

a beginner, someone without much experience

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benefactor, patron

a person who supports a person or organization by giving them money

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beneficiary

the recipient of funds, titles, property, and other benefits

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dissembler

a liar and deviever

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prevaricator

a liar

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misanthrope

someone who dislikes or distrusts humanity

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sycophant

a person who seeks a favor by flattering others

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stolid

having or revealing little emotion, emotionless

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reprobate

a person who behaves without morals, or in a way you do no approve of