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invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty