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Accede

to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity

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Terrain

a tract of land, especially as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.

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Rhetoric

the use of exaggeration or display

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Cessation

a temporary or complete stopping of something

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Predatory

excessive in amount or cost, out of greed or to take advantage of consumers.
Plunder, robbery, or exploitation.

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Vigilantes

any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime

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Conciliatory

to tend to conciliate or to win over something of someone, to get along

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Effigy

to burn or hang an image of a person as a representation of someone who is disliked

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Rescind

revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement)

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Ideologue

A person who actively favors an ideology

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Intrepid

very bold or brave. resolutely fearless; dauntless

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Mercenaries

soldiers who are paid by a foreign country to fight in its army.

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Poignant

Profoundly moving; touching; distressing

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Untenable

incapable of being defended.

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Clandestine

executed with secrecy or concealment for purposes of deception

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Guerilla

A man in an army who uses guerilla warfare, by sabotaging the enemy

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Partisan

an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.

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Licentiousness

unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.

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Anarchy

a state of society without government or law.

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Pacify

to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet

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Recede

go or move back or further away from a previous position.

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Unmolested

not pestered or molested; left in peace.

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Enamored

be filled with a feeling of love for.

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Debilitate

make (someone) weak and infirm.

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Depreciate

diminish in value over a period of time.

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Belittle

make (someone or something) seem unimportant