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felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
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
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill