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Evocative

to tend to evoke or draw up something.

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Ferreted

search tenaciously for and find something

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Ferment

Agitation;Unrest;Excitement

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Imperious

dictatorial; overbearing

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Viable

capable of surviving

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Inherent

a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute

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Vociferous

loud, insistent (crying may be involved)

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Fiscal

government expenditures, revenues, and debt.

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Sovereignty

unlimited power over a country

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Quorum

the minimum number of members present for the group to be able to make legally binding decisions

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Buoyant

not easily depressed or cheerful; happy or positive

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Mired

to involve; entangle.

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Insurgents

a rebel or revolutionary

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Impasse

a conflict where progress is impossible, usually because of a disagreement

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Harbinger

a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another

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Recalcitrant

resisting control; not obedient or compliant.

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Mollify

to reduce the intensity

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Dismember

to separate into parts

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Urbanity

to be sophisticated, formal; refinement and elegance of manner.

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Arduous

Requiring great exertion

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Despotism

Absolute power or control; tyranny

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Posterity

Descendants

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Agrarian

of or relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.

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Intrusive

to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome

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Crass

Lacking sensitivity

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Dialectic

logical justification employed in investigating a truth or opinion

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Patronage

the power to appoint government jobs or the power to grant other political favors.

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Bureaucracy

a large group of people who are involved in running a government but who are not elected

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Abstruse

hard to understand

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Belligerents

a nation or person engaged in war or conflict.

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Insolence

Rude behavior or speech

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Faction

A group within a larger group, party, government (political party)

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Voracious

Exceedingly eager

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Vilify

to say or write very harsh and critical things about (someone or something)

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Innocuous

Harmless, not offensive

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Disseminate

Spread or disperse widely

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Nullify

declare legally void or inoperative

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Logjam

A deadlock/impasse

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Perpetuate

To cause something that should be stopped to continue.

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Precedent

Something that occurred previously that acts as a model.

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Succession

the descent or transmission of a throne, dignity, estate