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antebellum
exsiting before a war
bellicase
warlike,aggressive,quarrelsome
belligerent
hot-headed,ready to fight,warlike
pacifist
opposed to war of violence refuses to fight on moral or religious grounds
pact
an agreement b/w 2 or more ppl, treaty to deal with problem or solve dispute
appease
to make peaceful & quite to calm
hospice
a place or program to care for the terminally ill
hostel
an inexpensive, supervised place for young travelers to stay overnight
inhospitable
1.not welcoming or generous unfriendly 2.providing no shelter or food
amicable
friendly peaceful
inimical
hostile,unfriendly,harmful
paramour
a lover, often secret no allowed by law or custom
bell
war
pace/peas
agree or peace
hosp/host
host guest shelter
am/im
to love
allay
to reduce the intensity of, relieve, to calm or pacify;get rest
assimilate
to take up, as knowledge or beliefs
capitulate
to surrender under specified conditions
debase
to lower in character, quality or value
emulate
to strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation
exacerbate
to increase the severity, wiolence or bitterness of
extol
to praise highly
efface
to rub or wipe out
fetter
to chain or shackle from the ankles or feet
glut
to fill beyond capacity
guild
an association of personds of the same trade or sursuits
implore
to appeal in supplication; to beg for urgently
disparage
to speak of in a slighting way
crim
fault,crime or accusation
grave
heavy, weighty or serious
prob/prov
prove, proof or honesty
lev
light to raise or lighten
decriminalize
to remove or reduce the criminal status of
incriminate
to show evidence of involvement in a crime or falut
recrimination
an accusation relation for an accusation made against oneself; the mkaing of such an accusation
approbation
a formal or offical act of approving praise, usually given w/ pleasure or enthusiasm
probity
absolute honesty and uprightness
reprobate
a person of throughly bad character
gravid
pregnant or enlarge w/ something
gravitas
great or very dignifed seriousness
gravitate
to move or be drawn toward something,especially by natural tendency or as if by an invisible force
alleviate
to lighten,lessen or relieve
leavening
something that lightnes and raises;something that modifies,eases or animates
levity
frivolity,lack of appropriate seriousness
allegory
the use of characters or events to represent ideas or principles in a story,play or picture
avarice
immoderate desire for wealth
cacophony
jarring,discordant sound
catharsis
a purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions
charlatan
person who makes elaborate fraudent and often voluble claims to skill or konwledge
dogma
a doctrine or system relating to matters such as morality and faith set forth authoritative by a church
edifice
building of imposing appearance or size
enigma
one that is puzzling or inexplicable
epitome
rep or example of class or type
frivolity
the quailty or condition of being trivial
hiatus
a gap or interruption in space
homage
special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly
innuendo
an indirect or subtle usually derogatory implaction in expression
gravitas
great or very dignifed seriousness
gravitate
to move or be drawn toward something,especially by natural tendency or as if by an invisible force
alleviate
to lighten,lessen or relieve
leavening
something that lightnes and raises;something that modifies,eases or animates
levity
frivolity,lack of appropriate seriousness
agitate
to move soemthing w/ an irregular rapid voilent action
prodigal
recklessly or wastefully extravegant
synagogue
the center of worship and communal life for Jewish congergation
advent
a coming or arrival
provenance
origin or source
ventursome
inclined to seek out risk or danger
incipient
starting to come into being or become evident
perceptible
noticeable or able to be felt by the senses
susceptible
1.open to some influence,responsive affinity,sympathy 2.realtionship
definitive
1.authoritative and final 2.specifying perfectly
finite
having definite limits
ag
do go lead drive
cap/cep/cip
take seize or capture
ven/vent
to come,come between or forward
fin
end or boundary
jac/ject
throw or hurl
duc
to lead
tract
drag or draw
sec/sequ
to follow
asjacent
near,neighboring 2.sharing common boundary
conjecture
to guess
dejected
downcast,depressed
detract
to decrease the importance, vaule, or effectiveness of
retraction
a taking back or withdraw; a denial of what one has previously said
intractable
not easily handled,led,taught,controlled
conductive
tending to promote,encourage or assist
deduction
subtraction 2.the reaching of a conclusion by reasoning
induce
persuade,influence 2.brign about
consequential
resluting 2.important
execute
to carry out or perform 2.to put to death llegally or formally
obsequious
excessivley submissive,obedient or flattering