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prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
charisma - divine gift; great popular charm or appeal; magnetism
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
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
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal