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nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose