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acquiesce
to accept something reluctantly but without protest
altercation
a noisy argument or disagreement; normally in public
assail
to make a concerted or violent attack on
beleaguer
to harass
brunt
the worst part or chief impact of a specified thing
deprecate
to express disapproval of
palliate
to make (a disease or symptom) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause
phalanx
a compact or close-knit body of people
predecessor
a thing that has followed or replaced another
redress
to set right; remedy or rectify
bulwark
a defensive wall
carnage
the killing of a large number of people, as in a war
coalition
an alliance for combined action
exodus
the mass departure of people; emigration
heinous
utterly odious or wicked
holocaust
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale
insidious
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
invidious
likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others
martyr
a person killed because of their religious or other beliefs
waive
to give up (a right or claim)