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exorcise - drive out evil spirits
trickster - person who cheats people
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
disinclination - unwillingness