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::: 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
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: defection - desertion
::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
::: monograph - scholarly article
::: arrhythmic - lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent