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Capitulation
the act of surrenduring or giving up
Echelon
A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or step like line
Respite
a usually short interval of rest or relief
Saturnine
Having or marked by a tendency to be bitter
Solicitous
Anxious or concerned
Retroactive
Influencing or applying to a period prior to enanctment
Tier
A rank or class
decedent
a deceased person
Dour
marked by sterness or harshness
Pugnacious
Combative in natire; belligerent
Precocious
ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematuraly ripe or develoved.
Assimilate
To make similar; cause to resemble
Moratorium
an authorization to a debtor, such as a bank or nation, permitting temporary suspensions of payments.
Reprisal
retaliation for an injury with the intent of inflicting at least as mush injury in return.
Gregarious
Seeking and enjoying the company of others
Noxious
Harmful to living things ; injurious to health
Idyllic
Simple and carefree
Irascible
Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
Exhilarate
to cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic
Miasma
a noxious atmosphere or influence
Imperative
Expressing a command or plea; peremptory
Immutable
not capable or susceptible of change
Catalyst
something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
Implacable
impossible to placate or appease
Fastidious
possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail
Maelstrom
a violent or turbulent situation
Incongruous
lacking harmony; incompatible
Redundant
exceeding what is necessary or natural
Volatile
Tending to violence; explosive
To deter
to prevent or discourage from acting , as by means of fear or doubt
Capricious
characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable
Alleviate
to make (pain for example) more bearable
To Retaliate
to return like for like , especially evil for evil.
Chivalrous
having qualities of gallantry an honor attributed to an ideal knight