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avarice

desire for wealth (greed)

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bacchanalian

riotously drunken

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bastion

a fortified position

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copious

yielding something abundantly.

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extradite

to surrender an alleged criminal usually under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one authority to try the charge.

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furtive

attempting to avoid notice or attention (because of guilt)

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irascible

marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

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jettiness

a sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship's load

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mercenary

a soldier hired into foreign services for wages.

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ostracize

to exclude from a group by common consent.

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appease

to bring to a state of peace or quite.

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argot

an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group.

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augment

to make greater

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bigot

a person who is intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.

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candid

indication or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception

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chaos

the confused, unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distinct forms.

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expunge

to strike out, obliterate

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jingoism

extreme nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy.

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negligence

failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.

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strident

commanding attention by a loud or obtrusive quality