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sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
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
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed