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ascertain

find (something) out for certain

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fervently

having or showing great warmth or intensity, feeling, enthusiasm

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therewith

with or in the thing mentioned

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pretense

an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true

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sated

satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full

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perpetuate

make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue undefinately

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ascendency

occupation of a position of dominant power or power

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concilation

the action of stopping someone from being angry

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demagogues

a political who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument

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dwelt

think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety)

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teatises

a written work dealing formally and systematically with talent

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impartial

treating all rivals or disputants equally

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vehement

showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate

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stupor

a state of near-unconsciousness

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repugnance

intense disgust

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valiant

showing courage

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debase

reduce (something) in quality or value

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vice

immoral or wicked behavior

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debauchary

excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

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impotent

unable to take effective action

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denigrate

criticise unfairly

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abject

completely with pride or dignity

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bounteous

generously given or giving

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precipitate

cause (an event or situation, typically one that is bad or undesirable) to happen

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emanate

(of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source)

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circumscribe

restrict (something) within limits

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irreligious

indifferent or hostile to religion

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infidel

a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one's own

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mitigate

make less severe

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arraign

call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge

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ecclesiastics

a priest or member of the clergy

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audacious

showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

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jurisprudence

the theory or philosophy of law

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expurgated

remove matter thought to be objectable or unsuitable from (a book or account)

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lauded

praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context

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sedulous

(of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence

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plenary

unqualified; absolute

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exegesis

critical explanation or interpretation of a text

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lustre

a gentle sheen or soft glow

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peccadilloes

a small, minor sin

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fallible

capable of making mistakes

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delinquents

a minor crime

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drudgery

hard, menial, or dull work

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saecula saeculorum

latin for "centuries of centuries"

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postrate

to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility

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roundabout

to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility

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constable

on officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial function

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sahib

sir, master

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coolie

an unskilled laborer

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latrine

a toliet

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travail

painfully difficult or burdensome work

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stint

limitation, or restriction esp. to an amount

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alleviate

to make easier to endure

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extenuate

to represent ( a fault, offence, etc,)

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blackgaurd

a low, contemptible person

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bulwark

any protection against any external danger

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injunction

a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed