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Bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent
Galvanize
to startle into sudden activity; stimulate
Malcontent
One who rebels against the established system:A chronically dissatisfied person
Clandestine
characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious
Encapsulate
To express in a brief summary; epitomize
Peremptory
leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
Grandiose
Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand; pompous
Legation
a diplomatic minister and staff in a foreign mission
Enclave
any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one
Doppelganger
a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person
Enthrall
to captivate or charm
Prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
Lampoon
A written satirical attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution
Interlocutor
Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially
Ostensible
appearing as such but not necessarily so
Emphatic
Expressed or performed with emphasis
Banal
devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
Propensity
a natural inclination or tendency
Wherewithal
The necessary means, especially financial means, to do something
Proprietor
One who has legal title to something; an owner
Beseech
to beg eagerly for
Fiefdom
Something over which one dominant person or group exercises control
Injudicious
showing lack of judgment; unwis
Conclave
a private or secret meeting
Disparate
distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar
Diametric
in direct opposition; being at opposite extreme
Prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
Fiat
an authoritative decree, sanction, or order
Paradigm
an example serving as a model; pattern; A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them
Auspices
patronage; support; sponsorship
Adjunct
a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
Farce
foolish show; mockery; a ridiculous sham
Viceroy
governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
Anathema
a person or thing detested or loathed; One that is cursed or damned
Jurisprudence
the science or philosophy of law; the body or system of laws
Pyrrhic
a victory in which tremendous losses are sustained
Estranged
To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate
Confer
To bestow upon
Capitulate
To give up all resistance; acquiesce
Myriad
a large indefinite numbe
Abet
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
Denude
to make naked or bare; stri
Coup de Grace
the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
Salutary
favorable to or promoting health; healthful
Residual
remaining; leftover