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disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
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
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
cartographer - map-maker
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component