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anarchy
the absence of a system of government and law
circumnavigate
to sail around
institution
a club, society, or any organization established for some special purpose
monopoly
complete control of an article or service
viceroy
a person who rules a country or province, actin as the king's or queen's representative
advocate
a person who speaks in favor of something; a supporter
implacable
not capable of being appeased; significantly changed or mitigated
Jesuit
a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534 and devoted to missionary and educational work
mutiny
an open rebelling against lawful authority, especially by sailors or soldiers against their officers
portage
a carrying of boats or provisions overland from one river or lake to another
privateer
an armed private ship commissioned to sail against the trade or warships of an enemy
seasonal
occurring at a particular season; happening at regular intervals
succession
the order or arrangement of persons having the right to succeed to an office, property or rank
autocratic
a system that gives one person unlimited power
cannibalism
when a person eats the flesh of another human being
dissident
a person who disagrees in opinion
hierarchy
an organization of persons or things arranged into higher and lower ranks, classes or grades
indenture
to bind by contract in which a person is required to serve or work for someone else
mestizo
a person of mixed blood; in Spanish America, a person of Spanish and Indian blood
minority
a group within a country, state or other area that is different from the larger part of the population in some way, such as race or religion
reprisal
an injury done in return for an injury, especially by one nation or group to another
serf
a peasant in the Medieval Age who was almost a slave and could not be sold off their land but were sold and inherited with the land
tenuous
thin or slight; not substantial
despotic
having a ruler who exercises absolute power abusively, oppressively or tyrannically
strategic
useful in the planning and direction of military operations