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Fissiparous

Inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups

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Acquiesce

To accept something reluctantly but without protest

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Irredentist

A person advocating the restoration to their country of any territory formerly belonging to it

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Abnegation

Renouncing or rejection of something/ self denial

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Obdurate

Stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action

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Effete

No longer capable of effective action

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Vaunting

Boasting

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Pillory

Publicly ridiculed

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Indefatigable

Persisting tirelessly

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Temerity

Excessive confidence or boldness, audacity

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Vehemence

Intensity of feeling

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Parochialism

Narrow mindedness

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Anathematize

Curse/Condemn

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Recalcitrant

Being uncooperative towards authority/ discipline; or, someone with an uncooperative attitude

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Moral panic

Public anxiety due to threatening of morals from incident

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Acrimony

Bitterness or ill feeling

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Reticent

Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily

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Nadir

The lowest or most unsuccessful point in a situation

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Myopia/ Myopic

The quality of being short sighted/ short sighted

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Truculent

Eager or quick to argue