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brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw
debris
scattered wreckage, fragments
diffuse
unfocused, scattered
efface
to wipe out; to keep from being noticed
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control
condone
to pardon or overlook
dissent
a disagreement, to disagree
marauder
a raider, plunderer
usurp
to seize and hold a position by force
abscond
to run off and hide
auspicious
favorable, fortunate
daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate, discourage
pompous
overly self-important (self centered)
revile
to attack with words
arbitrary
unreasonable; based on ones whims
brazen
shameless, impudent; made of brass
exodus
and large-scale departure
militant
an activist, given to fighting
reprimand
to scold; find fault with
succumb
to yield, give way
atone
make up for
bondage
slavery
defray
to pay for
doleful
sad, dreary
supplant
to take the place of
tenacious
holding together firmly; persistant
advent
an arrival; coming
assimilate
to absorb, make ones own
inundate
to flood, overflow
obstreperous
noisy; unruly, disorderly
pensive
thoughtful, melancholy
shoddy
poor-quality
vagrant
an idle wanderer, tramp
assurance
a pledge; free from doubt
dross
waste, garbage, trash
institute
to establish, set up; an organization
rabid
furious, violently intense
venture
a risky undertaking; to expose danger
auxiliary
giving assistance; a helper
envoy
a representative or messanger
escalate
to elevate; to increase in intensity
expedient
a means to end; useful
adept
an expert
chide
scold or blame
erroneous
incorrect, containing mistakes
extemperaneous
made on the spur of the moment
languid
drooping; without energy
render
to deliver, preform
slipshod
messy, untidy, sloppy
comport
to behave; an agreement
divulge
to make public
forestall
to prevent from acting first
garble
to distort words (ex. telephone)
proponent
supporter; one who puts forward an idea
squander
foolishly waste
appreciable
sufficent to be noticed
autocratic
absolute power
concerted
planned or preformed in cooperation with others
contend
to fight, struggle with
illustrious
very famous
subversive
intended to undermine or overthrow
synthetic
made or put together by people
wily
sly, tricky
concede
to admit as true; to yield
congenial
getting along well with others
lofty
very high, noble
perverse
to go against what is expected; stubborn
sordid
wretchedly poor; run down
vindicate
to clear from charges
cordial
in a friendly manner
debacle
an overwhelming defeat
embroil
to involve in a conflict
exonerate
to clear from charges
glib
ready and fluent in speech
haphazard
by chance, not planned
incite
stir up
abase
humble
actuate
to impel
brunt
the main shock
subterfuge
an excuse