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Arroyo

Spanish word for gully

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Mesa

Hill that has a flat top and steep sides and is found in south western US

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Cloister

Place where monks and nuns live

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Cassock

Long gown worn by a priest

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Perverse

Wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or offensive

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Servitude

Condition of being a slate or having to obey someone

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Engender

To be the cause of something

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Linear

Formed by lines or made up of lines

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Nomadic

Roaming around from place to place aimlessly

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Unrelenting

Not slowing down , stopping or growing weaker

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Lament

To express sorrow, regret, or unhappiness about something

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Infirmity

Quality or state of being weak or I'll especially because of old age

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Placate

To cause someone to feel less angry about something

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Comply

To do what you have been asked or ordered to do

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Beseech

To beg for something

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Supernatural

Unable to be explained by the laws of nature or science

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Blasphemy

Great disrespect towards god

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Ameliorate

To make something better or less painful

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Warrant

Document issued by the court that gives the police power to do something

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Misgivings

Feeling of doubt about something

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Avid

Very eager

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Credited

Relies on the truth or reality of something

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Vestry

Small room in a church where a priest dresses for services

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Pretense

False reason or explanation that is used to hide the real purpose or something

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Guile

Use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something

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Auger

Sharp tool that is used for making holes

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Undermine

To make something weaker or less effective usually in a secret way

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Ipso facto

Because of that fact

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Probity

Quality of someone who is completely honest

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Lecher

Man who shows an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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Adversary

Enemy or opponent

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Formidable

Very powerful or strong; deserving respect

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Insidious

Causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed

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Invincible

Impossible to defeat or overcome

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Irresolution

Quality of not being certain what to do

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Martial

Refers to a law enforcement officer

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Spurn

To refuse to accept

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Subjugation

To defeat or gain control of something or someone by force

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Tyrannical

Using power over people in a way that is cruel or unfair

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Pretense

A false reasoning or explanation that is used to hide the real purpose of something

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Guile

The use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something

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Auger

A sharp tool that is used chiefly for making holes

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Undermine

To make something weaker or less effective usually in a secret or gradual way

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Ipso facto

Because of that fact

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Probity

The quality of a person who is completely honest

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Lecher

A man who shows an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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Adversary

An enemy or opponent

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Formidable

Very powerful or strong

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Insidious

Causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed

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Invincible

Impossible to defeat or overcome

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Irresolution

Not certain about what to do

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Martial

Of or relating to war or soldiers

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Spurn

To refuse to accept someone or something

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Subjugation

To defeat and gain control of something by the use of force

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Tyrannical

Using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair

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Vigilant

Carefully noticing problems or signs of danger