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appease
to calm; to satisfy or relieve
patronymic
name derived from a paternal ancestor
xenophobia
fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign, or of foreigners
fraternize
to be friendly with
philanthropy
goodwill to fellow human beings
pacify
to calm; to make quiet
matriarchy
a society ruled or controlled by women
bigamy
marriage to two mates
naïve
childlike; unsophisticated; gullible
entity
something that has a real or independent existence
postmortem
an examination to determine the cause of death
amicable
friendly; peaceable
patronge
support; encouragement
renaissance
a rebirth; a renewal; (when capitalized) a revival of humanism
fraternal
pertaining to brothers; brotherly
inimical
harmful; hostile; unfriendly
essence
the basic element; the identifying characteristic
somnambulate
to walk while sleeping
covet
to crave or desire, especially something belonging to someone else
precocious
showing unusually early development, especially mentally
placate
to calm; to pacify; to appease
vestment
a garment that indicates position or authority, especially the robes worn by clergy
elude
to avoid or escape from by cunning; to evade
pathological
casued by disease; abnormal behavior
ablution
washing of the body, especially as a ritual purification
delusion
a false belief or opinion, especially one held in spite of contradictory evidence
pathos
a feeling of sympathy; a quality that arouses pity or tenderness
collusion
a secret agreement for a deceitful purpose; conspiracy
complacent
self-satisfied; smug
deluge
a downpour; a great flood
placid
showing calmness, peacefulness, or composure
dormant
asleep; not in an active state
voracious
extremely hungry; greedy
apathy
lack of feeling, energy, or interest
cuisine
a characteristic manner or style of preparing food
domestic
of or relating to the family or household
travesty
an exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work
empathy
identificaiton with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
dominion
a territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm
concoct
to mix ingredients, as in cooking; to invent or devise