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dissent

a person who opposes official policy, especially that of authoritarian

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aberration

something that differs from normal

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demure

quiet, modest reserved

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edification

the instrument of a person morally or intellectually

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myriad

a great number of things

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nuance

a slight venation of meaning, tone, or expression

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obtuse

lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect

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repudiate

to refuse to accept or support or to say or show that something is not there

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schism

a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties caused by differencing in opinion or belief

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dislodge

know or force out or position OR remove from position

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evict

expell from property especially with support of the law

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occupied

to take or fill up OR to take possession and control of a place as military invasion

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elaborate

involving many carefully arranged parts or details

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siege

military operation in which enemy forces surrounded a twin or building cutting of essential supplies

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adjoining

being connected some point on a line located next to the other

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sophistication

well thought out character and ideas, tastes, or words as a result of education, worldly experience

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sanguine

optimistic or positive especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

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adversity

difficulties misfortune