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gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
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
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities