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stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
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
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
orator - public speaker
fissure - crevice; crack
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
decapitate - behead