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1

a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; good storyteller

raconteur

2

items that have been discarded as worthless

rejectamenta

3

referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irrelevant way; little too vulgar

ribald

4

such as to provoke laughter

risible

5

make (a liquid) turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment

roil

6

novel in which real people or actual events figure under disguise

roman a clef

7

naïve, inexperienced person; awkward, unsophisticated person

rube

8

period of life when someone is young and doesn't have much experience

salad days

9

heterogeneous mixture

salmagundi

10

sudden burst; spirited attack; series of shots by artillery released all at once

salvo

11

of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; of or relating to clothes (male)

sartorial

12

capacity for appropriate action; polished sureness in social behavior

savoir-faire

13

a glorious 17th century term of contempt for a dirty, wretched slob

slubberdegullion

14

descriptive name or epithet; nickname

sobriquet

15

a person who believes that only he exists in the world; an extremely self-centered person

solipsist

16

of illegitimate birth; outwardly similar or corresponding to something w/out having its genuine qualities

spurious

17

extremely loud

stentorian

18

extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding

Styguan

19

to bring under control and governance as a subject; to make submissive

subjugate

20

coolly and patronizing

supercilious

21

farewell appearance or final act or pronouncement

swan song

22

sensualist; luxurious, voluptuary

sybaritic