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::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
::: 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
::: inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
::: corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
::: efface - rub out; remove the surface of
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior