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hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
thespian - pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
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
import - significance; importance; meaning
clique - small exclusive group of people
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous