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reap

harvest the crop from a piece of land

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vessel

a hollow container especially one used hold liquid food items such as a bowl

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vulnerable

suspectable to attack or harm

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barbarians

in innocent times a member of a community or tribe not belonging to one of the great civilization an uncultured or brutish person

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band

a group of people who have a common interest or purpose

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pillage

rob a place using violence especially in wartime

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adaptation

a change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment

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administration

the management of public affairs goverment

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fortification

a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.

10

projectiles

an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, such as a bullet, shell, rocket, or grenade.

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raid

a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed:

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besiege

to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround:

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forage

the act of searching for provisions of any kind.

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metallurgist

the technique or science of working or heating metals so as to give them certain desired shapes or properties.

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literate

able to read and write

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nomadic pastoralist

a graizier or land holder raising sheep cattle etc that follows their herds from place to place

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sustainability

the quality of not being harmful to theenviroment or depleting natural resourses and the supporting long term ecological

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selective breeding

the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.

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sheparding

the act of herding tending and guarding live stock

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archer

a person who shoots with a bow and arrow

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retreat

the forced or strategic withdrawal of any army

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formidable

causing fear apprehension or dread