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precarious
unsafe; insecure; uncertain; dangerous
devastation
destruction ; desolation
vulnerable
easily injured or hurt physically or emotionally ; open to critisicm or attack
besieged
to crowd around in order to ask for favors ; to overwhelm ; to enclose with armed forces
wreaking
to inflict ; to express
preserverance
the act or habit of holding to a coruse of action or belief; presistence ; steadfastness
autonomy
independence ; the condition of having self-government
wane
to decrease gradually ; to decline in power, importance , or size
inclement
without mercy ; rough or stormy ; harsh
latitude
freedom ; scope
balmy
mild and pleasant ; soothing
focsimile
an exact reproduction or copy, in telecommunications, also called a fax
vigilant
alert;watchful;wary
commenced
to begin;to innitiate;to start
archaic
no longer in general use;old fashioned;belonging to an earlier period;ancient
invincible
not to be overcome;unconquerable
bequiled
to cheat or decieve;to mislead by tricking or cheating
appease
to soothe or pacify,especially by giving in to demands
pretext
a false reason concealing a real one;an excuse
espionage
spying
coffer
a point where things are joined ; a crossing; a point in time; a crisis point
edificies
brownish-yellow;tan
hieroglyphics
a picture or symbol representing a word, syllable, or sound, used by the ancient Egyptians and others, instead of alphabetical letters, a method of writing using these pictures of symbols;picture writing
junctures
to aid or assist with a grant of money;to support;to promote
tawny
not easily reached or apporached;out of the way
rivulet
a box or chest,especially one used to hold money or other valuables
retainers
a small stream;a brook
subsidized
a building or structure,sepcially an imposing or elaborate one
innovation
a fee paid in advance for services;a servant;an attendent
inacessible
a new way to do something ; something new
canine
any animal belonging to the dog family
ossified
to change into bone;to harden like bone;to become rigid,hardhearted,or opposed to change
meager
notceably inadequate;scanty;lean;thin
ravages
to inflict terrible destruction;to ruin violently
apex
the highest point of something;vertex;the culmination or point of climax
defunct
no longer in existence or funcitioning;dead
perceive
to become aware of or to understand by means of the senses;to detect;to observe;to grasp the meaning of
bourgeois
of or like the middle class often referring to a focus upon material things and respectability
influx
a flowing in;as of people or things
obliterated
to blot or wipe out completely;to erase,leaving no trace
ensue
to come next, or follow
succulent
juicy; not dry or dull ; having fleshy plant tissue that conserves moisture.
facilitate
to make easier or more convenient; to aid or assist in
steppes
a vast, almost treeless plain in southeastern Europe or Asia
hors d` oeuvre
a food served either before a meal or with drinks
expedient
suitable ;advantegeous ; based on self interest
deluctable
acceptable to the mind; fit to be eaten ; pleasant-tasting
buffet
a piece of dining room furniture with cupboards and drawers; a meal set out so that people may serve themselves
lapse
to fall from a higher level to a lower, to pass gradually; to come to an end
palatable
very pleasing ; delightful ; delicious
quantitive
capable of being measured or expressed as an amount
zenith
the highest point of any course or path; the point in the sky directly above an observer
astute
showing a clever or shrewd mind; crafty
recur
to return in thought or speech; to happen or appear again;to occur at intervals
conducive
helpful;tending to promote as a result; contributory
erratic
irregular;not steady;uncertain
mosques
a muslim house of worship
pastoral
relating to a simple country way of life; relating to shepards;rural
requisite
a neccesity;requirement
aptitude
a natural ability; the ability to learn
insolence
quality or instance of being disrespectful and insulting;impudence
prone
having a tendency,inclined;lying flat,face down
diversion
a turning aside,as of traffic or attention;a game or pastime;a reacreation
annihilated
to destroy completely;to vanquish;to make ineffectual or unimportant;to kill
purge
to remove undesirable elements from;to rid;to remove by cleansing;the removal of members by a higher authority
moderation
state of being restrained;avoidanceof excesses;presiding over, as a meeting;mediation
concession
an act of granting or yielding;something granted or yielded; a privelege such as the right to use land,granted for specific purpose
flagrant
obviously bad;notorious;outrageous
decimated
to destroy or kill a large part of
evaded
to escape or avoid something,especially bny using deceit or cleverness;to avoid doing or answering something directly
protocol
the code prescribing formal etiquette and precedence for offical ceremonies and dealings, as with diplomats and te military;an original draft or record of a negotiation or document
dissent
to object or oppose,not to approve
pacifists
a person opposed to force as a way of settling disputes;one whoe refuses to bear arms in war
ultimatums
a final demand or proposition
clemency
a lenient or merciful act;mildness, as of weather
mannerism
a distinctive personal trait; and idiosyncrasy; an exaggerated or unnatural style or habit, as in speech or dress
inhibitions
the act of holding back; and inner belief, feeling, or force that checks ones actions, thoughts, or feelings
meticulous
extremely careful;overly precise or fussy about details
submission
obedience;humbleness
mandatory
required;obligatory
protocol
the code prescribing formal etiquette and precedence for offical ceremonies and dealings, as with diplomats and te military;an original draft or record of a negotiation or document
dissent
to object or oppose,not to approve
pacifists
a person opposed to force as a way of settling disputes;one whoe refuses to bear arms in war
ultimatums
a final demand or proposition
clemency
a lenient or merciful act;mildness, as of weather
mannerism
a distinctive personal trait; and idiosyncrasy; an exaggerated or unnatural style or habit, as in speech or dress
inhibitions
the act of holding back; and inner belief, feeling, or force that checks ones actions, thoughts, or feelings
meticulous
extremely careful;overly precise or fussy about details
submission
obedience;humbleness
mandatory
required;obligatory
censure
to criticize or blame
abound
to teem; to exist in large numbers; to have plenty
amnesty
a general pardon,especially for political prisoners
rift
to break open;to spilt
admirably
in a worthy manner;commendably;excellently
inalienable
not capable of being given or withdrawn
bias
a line slanting diagonally across the weave of fabric; a prejudice or personal tendency
timorous
easily frightened; fearful;timid;cowardly
affidavit
a written statement under oath
dimintive
referring to suffixes or altered wrord forms that designate smallness,affection or familiarity, a very small person or thing
ornate
elaborate ; excessively adorned or onamented
constituent
a necessary part or element; a voter represented by an elected offical
destitute
poverty-stricken;penniless;being without
prelude
anything serving as an introduction, such as and intoductory section of a piece of music; an opening
consolidate
informal in language;conversational
exulant
rejoicing greatly;triumphant
bedlam
a place or condition of chaos or turmoil
curtailed
to shorten;to decrease
consolidated
to unite;to strengthen; to make soild or firmly established
emancipate
to set free; to release from slavery or oppression