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samurai
a warrior serving a Japanese feudal lord and practicing a code of conduct which valued honor over life
shogun
any of a line of military governors ruling Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
Golden Horde
a body of Mongols that overran eastern Europe in the 13th century and dominated Russia until 1486
nomadic
a member of a people that has no fixed home but wanders from place to place
dauntless
not discouraged or frightened : FEARLESS
Shinto
a religion native to Japan
caravan
a group (as of merchants or pilgrims) traveling together on a long journey through desert or dangerous regions
Khan
a Mongolian leader
siege
the placing of an army around a fortified place or city to force it to surrender
sandbags
a bag filled with sand
storming ladders
ladders used in war to climb a wall while attacking
yurts
a light round tent of skins or felt used by nomads in central Asia
shrewd
showing quick practical cleverness : ASTUTE; also : marked by clever dealing that takes advantage
ruthless
having no pity : MERCILESS, CRUEL
ambitious
controlled by or having ambition
undisputed
generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute; accepted without question
gigantic
being beyond the ordinary or expected (as in size, weight, or strength)
siege train
artillery adapted for attacking fortified places
horde
a wandering people or tribe
tolerance
1 a : ability to put up with something harmful or unpleasant b : the ability to adjust to a food or drug so that its effects are experienced less strongly
2 : sympathy for or acceptance of feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from one's own
Cathay
an old name for China