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defiance
a tendency to resist
monarch
a person who reigns over a kingdom or empire: a ruler who has total power <absolute monarch
detriment
injury or damage or its cause
depose
1 : to remove from a high office <deposed the king>
2 : to testify under oath or by a sworn written statement
fabricate
1 :invent 2, create
2 : to make up in order to deceive <fabricated evidence to support her claim>
imperative
impossible to avoid or ignore
partisan
: a person who is strongly devoted to a particular cause or group
provision
the act or process of providing <provision of transportation for the trip> b : something done beforehand :preparation <make provision for emergencies>
content
: pleased and satisfied with what one has or is
pious
1 : having or showing love for deity :devout
2 : displaying great loyalty to a person or thing (as a family, custom, or philosophy)
3 : marked by a false show of goodness <a pious fraud>
4 : deserving praise : WORTHY <a pious effort
indispensible
: absolutely necessary :essential <an indispensable employee
disconcert
1 : to disturb the arrangement of :upset <the unexpected event disconcerted their plans>
2 : to disturb the self-control of <your frank stare disconcerted me>
fastidious
: hard to please : very particular
decorum
1 : agreement with accepted standards of conduct : proper behavior <social decorum>
2 : the state or condition of being calm, orderly, and well-regulated <the decorum of the meeting>
indulge
1 : to give in to one's own or another's desires <indulged their grandchildren's whims>
2 : to allow oneself the pleasure of having or doing something <decided to indulge in an ice cream sundae
hearsay
something heard from another: Rumor
illustrious
very outstanding :eminent
momentous
very important
yonder
at or to that place : over there
irreverent
showing lack of reverence <irreverent joking and giggling in church
revere
to show devotion and honor to : think of with reverence
pith
the loose spongy tissue that forms the center of the stem in most plants and probably functions chiefly in storage b : the spongy inside of a bone or feather
2 : the essential part :core <the pith of the problem>
economical
1 : managing one's resources with care and without waste
2 : operating with little waste or at a savings <an economical car>
oblivious
not being conscious or aware <oblivious to the danger> <oblivious of the crowd>
far-fetched
not easily or naturally thought of :improbable <gave some far-fetched excuse>
reconcile
1 : to make friendly again <reconcile friends who have quarreled>
2 : to settle by agreement :adjust <reconcile differences>
3 : to make agree <a story that cannot be reconciled with the facts>
4 : to cause to give in or to accept : make content <reconciled myself to the loss>
resolute
1 : marked by firm determination <a resolute character>
2 :steady <a resolute gaze>
resolution
1 a : the act or process of changing to simpler form b : the act of answering <the resolution of a problem
3 a : something that is resolved <New Year resolutions>
determination
4 : a formal statement of the feelings, wishes, or decision of a group
5 : the point in a work of literature at which the main confli
harem
the rooms assigned to the women in a household
impertinence
a rude act or remark
lamentable
1 : that is to be regretted or lamented
2 SORROWFUL
persecution
1 : the act or practice of persecuting
1 : to treat continually in a way meant to be cruel or harmful; especially : to cause to suffer because of belief
petty
1 : lesser in rank or importance Minor <a petty prince>
2 : having little or no importance or meaning <petty details>
3 : having or displaying a mean narrow-minded attitude :Small minded
scandalize
1 : to speak of in a false or vicious way
2 : to shock the moral sense of <their actions scandalized the neighbors>
unctuous
1 : smooth and greasy like an ointment- Oily
2 : too smooth, polite, and agreeable in speech or manner
unguent
a soothing or healing salve : ointment
confidential
Secret, private <confidential information>
: trusted with secret matters <a confidential secretary
conceive
1 : to become pregnant or pregnant with <conceive a child>
2 a : to take into the mind <conceived a liking for the singer> b : to form an idea of Imagine <conceive a new design>
3 : to have as an opinion :Think <conceived of her as a genius>
Brood
to think long and anxiously about something <brooded over his mistake>