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autonomy
independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions
devastation
the act of devastating; destruction
latitude
the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
precarious
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure: a precarious livelihood.
wane
to decrease in strength, intensity,
besiege
to lay siege to
inclement
severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
perseverance
steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body
wreak
to inflict or execute
appease
to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:
balmy
mild and refreshing; soft; soothing:
commence
To begin; start
facsimile
an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
pretext
something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse:
archaic
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated
beguile
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
espionage
the act or practice of spying
invincible
incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
vigilant
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary
subsidized
to aid or assis with a grant of money;to support
innovation
a new way to do something; something new
inaccessible
not easily reached or approaced; out of the way
junctures
a point where things are joined; a crossing
hieroglyphics
a picture or symbol representing a word
rivulet
a small stream; brook
retainers
a fee paid in advance for services
edifices
a building or structure, expecially an impoing or elaborate one
tawny
brownish-yellow; tan
coffer
a box or chest
perceive
to become aware of or to understand by the means of the senses
canine
any animal belonging to the dog family
ossified
to change into bone; harden like bone
apex
the highest point of something; vertex
ravages
to inflict terrible destruction; to ruin violently
obliterated
to blot or wipe out completely; to erase
defunct
no longer in existence or functioning; dead
bourgeois
of or like the middle class
meager
notceably inadequate; scanty; lean; thin
influx
a flowing in, as of people or things