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invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
aptitude - fitness; talent
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy