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abdicate

to give up one's responsibilities

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acquiesce

to accept, comply, or submit tacitly

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appropriations

something that has been appropiated

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brethren

a religious term for brothers

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conjure

make someone to do something

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consanguinity

related by blood or common ancestors

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depository

a place to put something away for safekeeping

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magnanimity

the quality of being magnanimous (generous)

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perfidy

the quality of being faithless

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redress

to set right

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usurpations

an unlawful seizing

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querulous

complaining in an whining manner

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interdict

to forbid in a usually formal manner

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equable

not varying (stable)

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latent

present and capable of emerging but not now visible, obvious

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facade

the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street

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copings

the top, typically sloping, course of brick or stone wall

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interminable

having or seeming to have an end

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trodden

to set down the foot in walking (tread)

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amicable

friendliness

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effusion

unrestrained expression of words

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efflux

the flowing out of a paritcular substance

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stratagems

a plan or a scheme esp. one used to outwit an opponet

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dally

act or move slowly

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countenance

the face as an indication of mood, emotion

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spartan

marked by strict self- discipline and self-denial

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rout

defeat and cause to retreat in disorder

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sublime

very beautiful or good

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superfluous

exceeding what is neccesary

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myriad

a countless or extremely great number

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succint

marked by compact precise expression w/o wasted words

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lucid

expressed clearly

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culminate

to reach a climax or point of highest development

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posterity

all future generation of people

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conduce

to lead or tend to a particular result

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apprise

to inform

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appertaining

to belong or be connected as a rightful part

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diminution

a reduction in the size, extent of something

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zeal

eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something

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arduous

involving or requiring strenuous effort

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involiable

never to be broken

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solicitude

the state of being concerned or anxious

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indulgent

willing to allow someone to have or enjoy something even though it may not be proper

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artifices

clever or cunning devices

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palladiuim

a safeguard of protection

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exalt

hold (someone or something) in very high regard

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appellation

an identifying name or title

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requisite

made necessary by particular circumstances

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endeavor

to strive to achieve

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expedients

something done or used to achieve a particular end

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acquiescence

that act of agreeing

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salutary

producing good effects

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assuage

the lessen the severity of

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maxims

a general truth

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inveterate

firmly established by long persistance

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antipathy

deep-seated feeling of dislike

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pernicious

highly injurious

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odium

the state or fact of being subjected to hatred

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insidious

a particular habit unlikely to change

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nominal

name in only

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consecrate

make or declare

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cartel

an association of manufacturers

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patronizing

to act as a patron of

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probative

serving or tending to prove

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precedent

an earlier occurrence of something similar

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hearsay

rumor

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ex parte

a latin term for "from by or for"