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1

annihilate

to destroy completely

2

arbitrary

unreasonable

based on ones wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness

3

brazen

shameless, impudent

made of brass

4

catalyst

a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction

any agent that causes change

5

exodus

a large scale departure or flight

6

facilitate

to make easier

to assist

7

incorrigible

not able to be corrected

beyond control

8

latent

hidden

present but not realized

9

militant

given to fighting

active and aggressive in support of a cause

an activist

10

morose

having a gloomy or sullen manner

not friendly or sociable

11

opaque

not letting light through

not clear or lucid

dense, stupid

12

paramount

chief in importance, above all others

13

prattle

to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way

to babble

baby talk

babble

14

rebut

to offer arguments and evidence that contradict an assertion

to refute

15

reprimand

to scold

find fault with

a rebuke

16

servitude

slavery, forced labor

17

slapdash

careless and hasty

18

stagnant

not running or flowing

foul from standing still

inactive

19

succumb

to give way to superior force, yield

20

accomplice

a person who takes part in a crime