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yurt
a light round tent of skin or felt used by nomads in north-central Asia
nomad
(nomadic)
a member of a people that has no fixed home but wanders from place to place
dauntless
fearless
shrewd
showing quick practical cleverness
ruthless
having no pity; merciless; cruel
undisputed
something that cannot be argued
horde
1) a wandering people or tribe
2) a great multitude
tolerance
1) ability to put up with something harmful or unpleasant
2) sympathy/acceptance of beliefs different from one's own
ambitious
stirred by or possessing an eager desire for fame, power or achieving a particular goal
samurai
a Japanese knight
shogun
any of a line of military governors ruling Japan until 1867
siege
the placing of an army around a fortified place to capture it
convoy
to accompany or escort, usually for protection
exotic
a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
mirage
An false optical illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, resulting from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.
pagoda
a temple or sacred building, usually a pyramidlike tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over the individual stories.
astrolabe
A medieval instrument, now replaced by the sextant, that was once used to determine the altitude of the sun or other celestial bodies.
galley
a seagoing vessel propelled mainly by oars, used in ancient and medieval times, sometimes with the aid of sails.
quadrant
an instrument, usually containing a graduated arc of 90°, used in astronomy, navigation, etc., for measuring altitudes.
junk
a seagoing ship with a traditional Chinese design and used primarily in Chinese waters, having square sails spread by battens, a high stern, and usually a flat bottom.
oasis
a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.
merchant
a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader.
khan
the supreme ruler of the Tatar tribes, as well as emperor of China, during the Middle Ages: a descendant of Genghis Khan.