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emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
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
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage