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satrap
a petty prince : a subordinate ruler
steppe
dry level grass-covered treeless land in regions of wide temperature range esp. in southeastern Europe and Asia
Purim
a Jewish holiday celebrated in February or March in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre plotted by Haman
courier
one who bears messages or information esp. for the diplomatic or military services
spurred
urged (as a horse with spurs) or incited
relay stations
a stopping place for a route that is traveled in stages
edict
order or decree
scepter
a staff borne by a sovereign as an emblem of authority
fast
to abstain from food
Codified
made into law
genocide
the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group
exterminate
to get rid of completely usu. by killing off
dispatch
message
province
an administrative district or division of a country
impaled
pierced with with something pointed
signet ring
ring with a small intaglio seal
decree
order or edict
gallows
a frame usu. of two upright posts and a crosspiece from which criminals are hanged
rubble
broken fragments esp. of a destroyed building
courtier
a person in attendance at a royal court