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::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
::: invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
::: snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
::: superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
::: bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
::: imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism