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inert

motionless, non-reactive

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persecute

to oppress a race or a group of people because ethnicity or religion

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creed

a statement of beliefs or set of principles

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potent

very strong, very effective or powerful

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citadel

a fortress or strongly fortified building in or near a city, used as a place of refuge

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paradox

something which has qualities that seemed to contradict each other

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vengeance

punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong

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apprehension

dread

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resentment

ill feeling toward something or toward someone, usually as a result of ill-usage or insult

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contention

an opinion or claim stated in the course of an argument

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formidable

difficult to deal with or overcome

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conjure

to invoke supposed supernatural forces

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subservient

too eager to obey

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pretense

insincere or feigned behavior

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prodigious

great in amount, size

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faction

dissenting minority within a larger group

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afflict

to cause severe mental or physical distress to someone

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trepidation

fear or uneasiness about the future or future event