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Desolate

lacking the people, plants, animals, etc., that make people feel welcome in a place

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Hue

a color or a shade of a color

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Sentinel

a soldier who guards a door, gate, etc.

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Commodity

something that is bought and sold

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Feigned

not genuine or real

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Appease

to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired

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Loathsome

causing feelings of hatred or disgust : very bad

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Deliverance

the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant

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Incense

a substance that is used to produce a strong and pleasant smell when it is burned
Extremely angry or upset

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Ascribe

To refer to a supposed cause, source, or author

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Melancholy

a sad mood or feeling

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Singular

showing or indicating no more than one thing

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Propitious

Likely to have or produce good results

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Surmise

Athought or idea based on scanty evidence : conjecture

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Aversion

a strong feeling of not liking something

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Epistle

Formal or elegant letter

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Vindication

The act f setting someone free from allegation

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Dispensation

permission to break a law or an official promise you have made : release from a rule, vow, or oath

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Solicitous

Showing concern or care for someone's health, happiness, etc.

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Countenance

The appearance of a person's face : a person's expression

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Ruminating

to think carefully and deeply about something

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Acquiesce

to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing

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Lethargy

a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things : a lethargic feeling or state

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Emancipate

to free (someone) from someone else's control or power

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Precept

Rules that say how people should behave

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Kindred

a person's relatives

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Allurement

to entice by charm or attraction

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Despotic

a ruler who has total power and who often uses that power in cruel and unfair ways

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Servile

very obedient and trying too hard to please someone

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Subsistence

the amount of food, money, etc., that is needed to stay alive