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gruesome - grisly; horrible
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
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
outspoken - candid; blunt