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Centenary

the 100th anniversary of a significant event.

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Pell-mell

in mingled confusion or disorder

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Acquisitive

strongly desiring possession of something

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Gross National Product (GNP)

the total monetary value of all goods and service produced in a year

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Wanton

Showing no thought or care for the rights, feelings, or safety of others.

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Magnate

A person of power in a specified area

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Rebates

Secret, privately negotiated reductions below published rates

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Philanthropy

giving money and time to help make life better for other people.

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Tempered

made less intense or violent

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Wily

skillful, clever, cunning

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Defunct

No longer existing or functioning

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Waxed

To increase in size, numbers, strength, prosperity, or intensity

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Docile

easily taught, led, or managed; submissive

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Quell

to end or stop something by using force

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Mandates

An official order to do something

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Monied

Having much money

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Wards

A person or people under the protection of the government.

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Mores

the customs, values, and behaviors that are accepted by a group.

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Lascivious

Describes feeling or showing a sexual desire

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Chattel

something that a person owns other than land or buildings.

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Espoused

to express support for a cause

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Degeneracy

having low moral standards; not honest or good

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Prodigious

impressively great in size

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Destitution

extremely poor; state of lacking something needed

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Pluralistic

a state of society where members of diverse groups maintain their cultureand beliefs within the confines of a common civilization

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Pernicious

causing great harm or damage that is not easily seen or noticed.

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Prototype

An original or first model of something from which others are copied.

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Reciprocity

when two people or groups decide to do something similar for each other.

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Appropriations

money set aside by formal action for a specific use.

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Meted

to distribute by measure

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Transients

a person traveling in search of work

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Buffeted

something that strikes with force

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Contracted

to reduce or lessen the supply

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Affable

being pleasant and at ease when talking; friendly

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Charlatan

a person who falsely pretends to know or be something to deceive people.