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authoritative

official,coming from a source that calls for obedience or belief; dictatorial

2

bankrupt

in a state of financial ruin; to ruin financially; one who has been ruined financially

3

clamor

a public outcry; any loud and continued noise; to call or by loud, continued outcries

4

coincide

to be in full agreement; to be the same in nature, character or function; to happen at the same time

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cynical

inclined to believe the worst of people; bitterly mocking or sneering

6

despot

a ruler who oppresses his or her subjects, a tyrant

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feud

a bitter, long-term quarrel; to fight or quarrel with

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haggle

to argue in a petty way, especially about a price

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hardy

able to bear up under difficult conditions or harsh

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harmonious

able to get alone together well; combining different

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hoard

to store up, save; a hidden store of supply

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indisposed

slighty ill; disinclined to do something

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legacy

an inheritance; something handed down from an ancestor or from the past

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Legitmate

lawful; rightful; reasonable; justifiable

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mirth

merry fun, gaiety; laughter

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officiate

to perform the duties of an office; to conduct a religious ceremony; to referee

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partial

not complete; favoring one side over another; showing a strong liking for someone or something

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patronize

to give one's business to regularly as a customer; to support, provide financial help;to treat someone as an inferior while making a show being kind of gracious

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rite

a ceremony; the customary form of a ceremony; any formal custom or practice

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sagacious

shrewd; wise in a keen, practical way