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exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
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
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner