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somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
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
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
artisan - a manually skilled worker
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance