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Inert

motionless; non-reactive

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Persecute

to oppress a race or 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, effective, or powerful; exerting persuasion, influence, or force

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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 that has qualities that seem 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 somebody, usually as a result of ill-usage or insult, or an instance of these

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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; to influence with spells

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Subservient

too eager too obey

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Pretense

insincere or feigned behavior

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Prodigious

great in amount; size; or extent

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Faction

dissenting minority within larger group

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Afflict

to cause severe mental or physical distress to somebody

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Trepidation

fear or uneasiness about the future or future event