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Catapult
a device sued for hurling objects
hypothesis
a theory
hypochondria
a physcolgical disorder
succumb
to yield, to die
incumbent
a person who holds a duty
debase
to lower in quality
bas-relief
a raised sculpture
emissary
a messenger
preempt
to take precedence over someone or somthing
oppertunist
a person who takes advatage over an oppertunity
impecunious
lacking money
pecuniary
relating to money
transcendent
going beyond the limits of ordinary
echlan
a step-like formation of troops
aver
to affirm, to give evidance
recumbent
reclining, lying down
anarchy
abscence of any form of government
archive
collected records are stored
archipelago
a group of many islands
archetype
an original model or type
archaic
out of date, from a earlier period
regency
one who administers for a monarch
regalia
fine elaborate attire
puissant
mighty, powerful
potenate
monarch, or ruler possesing great power
annunciation
an announcment or proclamation
redoubt
a small fort, place of defense
traduce
to slander, speak badly of
hegemony
dominance, ecspecially in politics
egregious
extra bad
iconalistic
breaking or destroying images
induce
to persuade, to influence
exegesis
an explanation or interpretation
polity
an organized society
politic
wise, prudent
conducive
promoting, contributing to
icon
a popular image, person, or symbol
aggregation
a large group or collection of things
gregarious
social, liking companionship
endemic
commonly found in a particular region
pandemic
spread throughout a wide area
demographer
one who studies characteristics of human statistics
denigrate
to put down
necromancy
communicating with dead
purport
to claim, to profess
redemption
deliverance from sin
exacerbate
to increase the severity of
acrimony
sharp in speech or behavior
sumptuary
regulating expenditve
subsume
to place in a larger category
importune
to make repeated demands
technocracy
government that puts techno is practice
plutocrat
a member of gov or wealthy class
presumption
arrogance
inquisiton
a prolonged questioning
dynamo
an electric generator
dynasty
a succesion of rulers from the same family or group
acerbic
sour or bitter
palliate
to make a situation less serious
apostate
a person who forsakes his or her princaples
clavier
anncestor of piano
conclave
a private meeting
enclave
a country enclsoed in territory
lucent
shining, luminous
apocalpypse
a disclosure
apocryphal
false, counterfeit
apoplexy
sudden loss of muscle control
pallid
lacking color
castigate
to punish
chasten
to seek or to improve
occlusion
somthing that blocks obstuction
demagogue
a leader or agitator
oligarchy
government by the few
provlivity
a natural inclination
leaven
a substance like yeast
legerdemain
magic tricks
leverage
the qaction of lifiting
levitate
to rise or float
penchant
a strong liking
panderous
extremly heavy
lucid
clearly expressed
elucidate
to make clear or plain
pall
a cover for a coffin
meritorious
honor, praisworthy
meretricious
getting attention in a vulgar way
acrid
bitter or harsh in taste or smell
comprtment
behavior, demeanor
querlous
complaining, irritable
premise
a proposition rodered as an argument
luminescence
light emitted by eans other than burning
muster
to assemble people in troops
remonstrate
to speak in protest or disaproval
umbrage
extreme offense
adumbrate
to give a sketchy outline
pellucid
very clear
luminary
an object that gives light like sun or moon
peremptory
urgently commanding
acumen
keeness of insight
acute
quickly alert
declivity
a downhill slope
imponderable
unable to be assesed
preponderant
superior in numbers
cataclysm
a disaster or catastropher by nature
subjective
concentrating on expresions
sublimate
to turn aside
suborn
to encourage
subterfuge
a deviceto avoid somthing
verismililtude
a quality that appears real
recluse
someone who lives alone
demise
death