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autocrat
an absolute ruler, not subject to restrictions, typically by birthright
automaton
self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot
belligerent
warlike; given to waging war
antibellum
before or existing before the war; especially the american civil war
rebellion
open, organized resistance to one's government or authority
benefactor
one that gives aid, especially financial
benign
of a kind and gentle disposition; also harmless
benevolent
characterized by or expressing good will or kindly feelings
biography
an accounts of one's life written, composed or told by another
amphibious
able to live on both land and wawter
symbiotic
living together of two separate organisms in a mutually beneficial realtionship
bursar
treasurer or financial officer, someone officially in charge of funds
disburse
to pay out money, usually for expenditures; expend
reimburse
to make repayment to for loss incurred
deciduous
sheds leaves annually
cadence
rhythmic flow of a sequence or sounds of words
cascade
waterfall over a series of rocks' also refers to a fall or arrangement of material
incidents
individual occurrence or event
precipitous
extremely or impassibly steep
decapitate
to behead or cut off the head of
capitulate
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
captain
person who is at the head of or in authority over others
carnal
pertaining to or characterized by the body, its passions or appetites
incarnate
embodied in flesh; given a bodily form
carnival
fiar or celebration; based on the period of merrymaking just before lent
carnivorous
flesh-eating or predatory; related to carnivores
anticipate
to realize beforehand, foretaste or foresee
incipient
beginning to appear or in an intial stage
accede
to agree or give consent
intercede
to act or impose on something having difficulty or in trouble
cessation
to bring or coming to an end
incessant
continuing without interruption, unrelenting
concede
to yield or formally surrender to another
chromatic
pertaining to color or colors
chrome
a pigment containing chromium; the dying of a material for a different appearance
anachronism
something that is incompatible with its time period, or belongs to an earlier time
chronicle
an extended account of historical events
chronic
of long duration; contiuing
chronology
sequential order of past events
regicide
the killing of a king
patricide
the murder of one's father
homicidal
prone to committing murder
circumvent
to go around or bypass
circumspect
watchful and cautious discreet
circumlocution
the use of unnecessary words to communicate an idea; an indirect way of speaking