I think the only answer that can be correct is C. A raconteur is, by definition, someone that tells stories. He narrates a story and usually does so verbally.
A host is a person that, by definition, entertains people. Notice that this is also usually done verbally.
A recluse doesn't, by definition, socialize. He avoids socializing.
A ruffian doesn't, by definition, ruffle. A ruffian is a real bully and often very cruel. To be ruffled means to be irritated. A ruffian does a lot more than irritate people.
A spendthrift doesn't hoard. A spendthrift is prodigal. He wastes money, is extravagant etc.
A comedian might laugh, but he doesn't, by definition, laugh. He makes OTHER PEOPLE laugh.
Last edited by GRE_Kickboxer; 07-10-2007 at 12:44 AM.
Well the Official Answer is C...But in my opinion it should be B...Because by defination a raconteur is someone who is skilled at narrating stories ..similarly a comedian is someone who is skilled at making people laugh...Am I right here??
I am a paranoic of the reverse kind..I suspect people of plotting to make me happy..
I'm afraid that can't be correct, my friend, although your logic isn't bad.
The problem is that the word "narrate" is specifically describing the activity or job of the raconteur. Is "laugh" the job of the comedian? No. "Jokes" are the job of the comedian.
The relationship is looking for something that the person is specifically doing to fulfill his role.
A comedian might laugh, but that isn't his job.
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