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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
finite - limited
unravel - disentangle; solve
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
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
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together