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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
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
paucity - scarcity; dearth
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
spectral - ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss