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::: prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
::: vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: 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
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: orator - public speaker
::: subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
::: progenitor - ancestor