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Profane

Characterized by irreverence to God.
Irreligious.
Unholy.

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Heathen

An irreligious or uncultured person.

3

Gaul

An ancient region of Western Europe.

Contained regions of:
- Italy
- France
- Belgium

4

Heresy

Any belief that is at variance with church doctrine.

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At variance

In a state of disagreement with.
Example: "he was at variance with his superiors".

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Sedition

Incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.

7

Buck

To resist or oppose.

8

Surcharge

An additional charge, tax, or cost.

9

Egalitarian

Belief in the equality of all people.

- Especially in political, economic, or social life.

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Catch all

Something that covers a wide variety of items or situations.

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Carbonized

Organic matter charred until it becomes carbon.

12

Mineral

- A substance that is neither animal nor vegetable.

- Inorganic.

- Frequently refers to substances taken from a mine (ore, coal)

13

Peat

A layer of spongy earth created by decaying vegetable matter.

Used to create fuel

14

Cagey

Cautious.
Wary.

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Facilitate

To assist the progress of.

To make easier or less difficult.

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Mollify

Pacify.
Appease.

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Offset

Something that counterbalances or compensates for something else.

Compensating equivalent.

18

Millennial

(aka "Generation Y")
A person born in the 1980s or 1990s.

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Provisional

Temporary

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Annex

To incorporate into the domain of a country.


- to appropriate

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Insular

(In-sel-ur)
Isolated

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Roanoke island

(Roh-uh-noak)
Island off the coast of North Carolina.

Site where the first English colony landed in 1585 (it was then Virginia).

The colony had vanished by 1590.

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Constituent

Component.
Serving to make up or compose a thing.

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Constituency

Body of supporters or voters.

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Correlation

Mutual relation of two things.

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Forbearance

To be patient or self-controlled when subjected to provocation or annoyance.

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Sacrosanct

Extremely sacred.

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Staid

Settled.
Sedate.