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smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
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
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
marital - pertaining to marriage
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.