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Sedition

Provoking rebellion against a government

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Disingenuous

Lacking truth

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Pragmatism

A practical approach to problems

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Sycophant

A person who acts obedient to someone important to gain an advantage.

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Odious

Causing hatred

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Flora & Fauna

The plants and animals of a region

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Berate

To scold

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Perfunctory

Performed as a routine duty

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Reapportionment

the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.

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Embargo

Issued by the government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships in or out of its ports.

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Repellent

Causing dislike or distrust.

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Vacillate

To be indecisive

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Repudiate

To reject with disapproval

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Extortion

Using force or threat to get something.

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Imprudent

Not showing care for the consequences of an action.

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Dissension

Strong disagreement.

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Maritime

In relation to seafaring commercial or government activity.

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Egalitarian

Believing in the equality of all people politically, economically, and socially.

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Audacious

Very confident and daring.

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Subterfuge

Deceiving in order to achieve a goal.

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Repugnant

Distasteful, offensive.

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Proscribed

Outlawed, condemned.

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Incite

Encourage a behavior.