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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)