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invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
gainsay - deny
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
asteroid - small planet
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous