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Inert

Without power to move, act, or resist
Tending to be physically or mentally inactive, dull; slow

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Ordinance

A direction or command of an authoritative nature
That which is held to be a decree of fate or deity; an established or prescribed practice or usage; a governmental regulation

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Rankle

To fester
Become or make inflamed
To cause to have long lasting anger

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Heathen

Anyone not a Jew christian or Muslim
Member of a tribe
A person regarded as irreligious uncivilized unenlightened

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Parochial

Of or in a parish
Restricted to a small area or scope
Narrow; limited; provincial

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Citadel

Fortress on a commanding height for defense of a city
Fortified place; place of safety; stronghold

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Homage

Anything given or done to show reverence honor or respect

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Innate

Existing naturally rather than acquired
An inherent attribute

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Ingratiate

To make acceptable
To bring oneself into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort

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Ideology

The doctrines opinions or way of thinking of an individual, class, etc
The body of ideas in which a particular political economic or social system is base d

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Junta

An assembly or council
A group of political intriguers

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Repression

Suppressing; keeping under control
The mechanism by which ideas impulses etc are repressed

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Injunction

Something enjoined;
Command; order
A write or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying or a given action or ordering a given action to be done

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Lucifer

Satan as leader of the fallen angels

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Quaver

To shake or tremble
To make a trill or trills in singing or playing

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Abomination

Anything hateful and disgusting

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Providence

Preparation for the future; provision
Skill or wisdom in management
The care or benevolent guidance of God or nature

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Demoniac

Possessed or influenced by a demon
Of a neon or demons

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Blatant

Disagreeable loud or boisterous
Glaringly conspicuous or obtrusive

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Vindictive

Revengeful in spirit
Inclined to seek vengeance

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Smirch

To sully or dishonor
A stain on a reputation

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Intimation

The act of intimating
A formal announcement or declaration now chiefly in law

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Trepidation

Fearful uncertainty anxiety etc.
To tremble disturbed alarmed

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Partisan (1)

A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side party or person
A member of an organized civilian force fighting covertly to drive out occupying enemy troops
Blindly or unreasonably devoted

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Partisan (2)

Broad bladed weapon with a long shaft

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Calumny

A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation

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Pretense

A claim as to some distinction or accomplishment
A false claim or profession

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Covenant

A binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing
An agreement amongst members of a church to defend and maintain its doctrines polity and faith
The promise are by God to man

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Canny

Careful and shrewd in ones actions and dealings
Clever and cautious

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Delusion

A flaw belied or opinion
False persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary

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Contiguous

In physical contact; touching along all or most of one side
Near, next, adjacent

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Bemuse

To muddle or stupefy
To plunge in thought; preoccupy;

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Cosmology

The scientific study of the form content organization and evolution of the universe

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Inculcate

To trample underfoot
To impress upon the mind by frequent repetition or persistent urging

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Enthrall

To make a slabs of
To hold as if in a spell; captivate

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Malign

Wicked malicious
To speak evil of
Very fharmful

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Arbiter

A person selected to judge a dispute; umpire; arbitrator

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Wily

Full of wiles (schemes)
Crafty
Sly

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Falter

To move uncertainly or unsteadily; stumble
To stumble in speech
To act hesitantly
To lose strength

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Sorcery

Witchcraft
The supposed use of an evil supernatural power over people and their affairs

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Resurge

To rise again
Be resurrected

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Poppet

A doll
Term of endearment as for a child or sweetheart

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Ameliorate

To make or become better; improve

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Vestry

A room in a church or church building for prayer meetings
A meeting of such a group or of the parishioners in general
Where clergy out in vestments and sacred vessels are kept

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Remorseless

Without remorse
Pitiless
Merciless
Ruthless
Cruel

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Probity

Uprightness in ones dealings
Integrity

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Effrontery (n)

Unashamed boldness
Audacity
Presumption

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Perjury

The willful telling of a lie while under lawful oath or affirmation to tell the truth in a matter material to the point of inquiry
Breaking oath

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Slovenly

Careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.

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Rile

To anger
Irritate

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Crucible

A severe test or trial
Container made of a substance that can resist great heat
The hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace