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moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
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
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.