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solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
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
maudlin - effusively sentimental
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery