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Requisite

Essential

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Stymied

Prevent, hinder

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critical

turning point

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innovations

introduce something new

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regency

office

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demarcations

set apart; distinguish

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sovreignity

supreme power or excellence

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eclectic

selecting from a variety of sources

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scant

barely sufficient

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obtrusive

forward in manner of conduct

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boisterous

strong; rowdy

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etiolated

to bleach; make pale

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singular

unique

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circumscribed

to constrict the range of

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receptivity

open and responsive to ideas

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autonomy

the quality of being self-governing

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legislation

the exercise of the power and function of making rules (as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization

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comport

to be fitting; accord

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delineate

to represent

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revel

to take intense satisfaction; wild party

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ominous

foreshadowing evil

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detestable

intense dislike

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adept

expert

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contriving

devise; plan

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annihilating

to destroy the substance or force of

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acrimonious

caustic; biting; bitter

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inured

hardened; accustomed

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inverterate

confirmed; long-standing

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timorous

timid state

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cowed

destroy the courage of

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turgid

swollen; bloated

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predilection

established preference for something

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repatriation

amends; compensation

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commandeer

to take arbitrary or forcible possession of

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extradition

surrender of a criminal

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interdict

to forbid; prohibit

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lackluster

lacking in brilliance; dull

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poised

marked by balance

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indigence

poverty

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opulence

wealth; affluence

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eminence

person of high rank

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complacent

self-satisfied

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pernicious

highly injurious; deadly

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precocity

early in development or occurrence

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parsimony

the quality of being careful with money or resources; stingy

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ignobility

of low birth or common origin; plebeian

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affinity

liking; similarity

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odium

hatred and condemnation accompanied by loathing or contempt : detestation

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affable

characterized by ease and friendliness

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churlish

rude; boorish

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debacle

violent disruption; tumultuous

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precedent

prior in time; order

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servile

submissive; obedient