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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
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
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)