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merchant
a buyer and seller of commodities for profit, storekeeper
galley
a long low ship propelled esp. by oars and formerly used esp. in the Mediterranean Sea
dye
material used for coloring or staining
tribute
a payment by one ruler or nation to another as an act of submission or price of protection
alphabet
the set of letters or characters used in writing a language
syllable
a unit of spoken language consisting of an uninterrupted utterance
city-state
an autonomous state consisting of a city and surrounding territory
seafaring
the use of the sea for travel or transportation
colony
a body of people living in a new territory; also : the territory inhabited by these people
consonant
a speech sound characterized by constriction or closure at one or more points in the breath channel
vowel
a speech sound produced without obstruction or friction in the mouth
treaty
an agreement made between two or more states or governments
Semitic
related to any group of peoples (as the Hebrews or Arabs) of southwestern Asia, descended from Shem
Molech
Phoenician and Ammonite god to whom children were sacrificed by burning
Asarte
Canaanite goddess
Baal
a god of the Canaanites associated with storms or fertility
reciprocal
mutual, shared
aristocracy
government by a noble or privileged class
Tyrian purple
purple or crimson dye made from certain mollusks coming from Tyre
influence
the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways
assimilate
to absorb into a cultural tradition
amend
to change for the better
outpost
a military base established (as by treaty) in a foreign country
commerce
the buying and selling of commodities : trade