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antebellum
exsting before war, especially before the American Civil War (1861-1865)
bellicose
warlike, aggressive, quarrelsome
belligerence
aggressiveness, combativeness
rebellion
Open defiance and opposition, sometimes armed, to a person or thing in authority.
pacify
to soothe anger or agitation or to subdue by armed action.
pacifist
a person opposed to war or violence, especially someone who refuses to bear arms or to fight, on moral or religious grounds.
pact
an agreement between to or more people or groups; a treaty or formal agreement between nations to deal with a problem or to resolve a dispute.
appease
to make peaceful and quiet; to calm, satisfy.
hostage
a person given or held to ensure that an agreement, demand, or treaty is kept or fulfilled.
hospice
a place or program to help care for the terminally ill.
hostel
an inexpensive, supervised place for young travelers to stay overnight.
inhospitable
not welcoming or generous; unfriendly or providing no shelter or food (such as a desert)
amicable
friendly, peaceful
enamored
charmed or fascinated; inflamed with love.
inimical
hostile, unfriendly, or harmful.
paramour
a lover, often secret, not allowed by law or custom.
criminology
the study of crime, criminals, law enforcement, and punishment.
decriminalize
to remove or reduce the criminal status of.
incriminate
to show evidence of involvement in a crime or fault.
recrimination
an accusation in retaliation for an accusation made against oneself; the making of such an accusation.
approbation
a formal or official act of approving; praise, usually given with pleasue or enthusiasm.
disprove
to show that something is not what it has claimed to be; refute.
probity
absolute honesty and uprightness
reprobate
a person of thoughtly bad character.
gravid
pregnant or enlardged with something.
gravitas
great or very dignified seriousness.
gravitate
to move or be drawn toward something.
gravity
Weightly importance, seriousness or dignity.
alleviate
to lighten, lesson, or relieve, especially physical or mental suffering.
elevate
to lift up or raise or to raise in rank or status.
leavening
something that lightens and raises; something that modifies, eases, or animates.
levity
frivolity, lack of appropriate seriousness.
cicerone
a guide, especially one who takes tourists to museums, monuments, or architectural sites and explains what is being seen
hector
to bully; to intimidate or harassby bluster or personal pressure.
hedonism
an attitude or way of life based on the idea that pleasure or happiness should be the chief goal.
nestor
a senior figure or leader in one's field.
spartan
marked by simplicity and often strict self-discipline or self-denial.
stentorian
extremely loud, often with especially deep richness of sound.
stoic
seemingly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
sybaritic
marked by a luxurious or sensual way of life.
agitate
to move something with an irregular, rapid, violent action or to stir up or excite.
litigate
to carry on a lawsuit by judicial process.
prodigal
recklessly or wastefully extravagant; spendthrift.
synagogue
the center of worship and communal life of a Jewish congregation; temple.
advent
a coming arrival; a coming into use.
provenance
orgin or source
venturesome
inclined to seek out risk or danger, bold, daring, adventurous.
venue
the place where a trial is held or the locale of an event.
reception
the act of recieving; a social gathering where guests are formally welcomed.
incipient
starting to come into being or to become evident.
perceptible
noticable or able to be felt by the senses.
affinity
sympathy; attraction or relationship
definitive
authoritative and final or specifying perfectly or percisely.
infinitesimal
extremely or immeasureably small.
finite
having definite limits.
adjacent
near, neighboring or sharing a common boundary or border.
conjecture
to guess
dejected
downcast, depressed.
trajectory
the curved path that an object makes in space, or that a thrown object follows as it rises and falls to earth.
detract
to decrease the importance, value, or effectiveness of something.
protracted
drawn out, continued, or extended.
retraction
a taking back or withdrawal; a denial of what one has previously said.
intractable
not easily handled, led, taught, or controlled.
conducive
tending to promote, ecourage, or assist; helpful.
deduction
subtraction or the reaching of a conclusion by reasoning.
induce
persuade, influence or bring about.
seduction
temptation to wrong, especially temptation to sexual intercourse or attraction or charm.
consequential
resulting or important.
execute
to carry out or preform or to put to death legally or formally.
obsequious
excessively submissive, obedient, or flattering.
sequential
arranged in order or in a series or following in series.
apollonian
harmonious, ordered, rational, calm.
bacchanalian
frenzied, orgiastic.
delphic
unclear, ambiguous, or confusing.
dionysian
frenzied, orgiastic.
jovial
jolly, expansively good-natured.