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Exercising absolute power

Despotic

1

Slavish

Servile

2

Having psychological rather than temporal effects

Morale

3

Commonly occurring or existing

Prevalent

4

Deserted

Forlorn

5

Distinct

Articulate

6

To frustrate

Balk

7

A scolding women

Termagant

8

With suspicion

Askance

9

Condition of being unmarried

Celibacy

10

Motionless

Stagnant

11

Uncertain, risky

Precarious

12

Awaiting bird noted for its deep cry

Bittern

13

Impossible to capture or invade

Impregnable

14

Ritual chant supposed to raise spirits or cast a spell

Incantation

15

Ominous

Boding

16

Split, as by an axe

Cloven

17

Of dark complexion

Swarthy

18

To declare as sacred

Consecrate

19

To gain by pacifying

Propitiate