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illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
swill - drink greedily
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
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor