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evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
orator - public speaker
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist