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accord

formal concurrence, agreement, or harmony of minds

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edify

to instruct or improve someone morally or intellectually

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triumvirate

a group or association of three leaders

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pretext

an excuse, an alleged cause

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watershed

critical point that marks a change of couse, a turning ponit

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autocracy

government where all power is concentrated in the hands of one person

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despot

a ruler with absolute power, typically cruel or oppressive

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manifesto

public declaration of beliefs, policies, or intentions

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enfranchise

to endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote

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disenfranchise

to deprive of some privilege or right, especially the right to vote

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egalitarian

society where everyone is equal

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demarcation

the setting or marking of boundaries or limits (line of demarcation)

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ameliorate

to make something that is bad or unsatisfactory better

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exacerbate

to make a problem or situation worse

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dessicated

thoroughly dried out, lifeless, totally arid

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contiguous

sharing an edge or boundary, touching