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curtail
v. To cut short or reduce.
discriminate
v. 1. To make or recognize clear distinctions. 2. To treat in a less or more favorable way.
n. 1. The recognizing of clear distinctions. 2. The act of making a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group or category rather than according ro actual merit. 3. The act of making fine distinctions; good or refined taste.
espionage
n. The act of spying, especially a government spy obtaining secrets of another government.
inalienable
adj. Not able to be taken or given away.
incarcerate
v. To confine or to put in prison.
INCARCERATION n.
indignity
n. An insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment.
indiscriminate
adj. Not marked by careful distinctions; haphazard.
infamous
adj. 1. Having a very bad reputation; notorious. 2. Disgraceful; vicious.
INFAMY n.
intercede
v. To act or pleade on another's behalf; to try to smooth the differences between two parties.
malign
v. To say negative ad unfair things about; slander.
adj. Evil; showing ill will.
perpetrate
v. To commit, as a crime or other antisocial act.
PERPETRATOR n.
rampant
adj. Threateningly wild, without restraint or control; widespread.
rancor
n. A deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness.
reparation
n. 1. A mending or repair.
2. (usualy plural) A making up or payment for a wrong or damage done, especially in the case of an international war.
smattering
n. 1. Superficial, scattered knowledge. 2. A small amount.
accolade
n. An expression of approval or respect for special merit; an award.
adamant
adj. Not yielding; firm.
adulate
v. To flatter or admire excessively; to idolize.
ADULATION n.
altercation
n. A loud and determined dispute; a noisy quarrel.
annals
n. pl. A historical record of events, often arranged in a yearly sequence.
assiduous
adj. Diligent and persistent.
chary
adj. Exercising caution; hesitant.
clique
n. A small, exclusive group; a group held together by like interests or purpose.
decripit
adj. Worn-out with use; broken-down.
endow
v. To provide with quality, a thing, or a gift of money.
ephermal
adj. Lasting a very short time.
ingratiate
v. To work to gain the favor of someone.
pantheon
n. A group of people held in high esteem for their great achievements.
perverse
adj. 1. Turned away from what is right; wicked. 2. Stubbornly opposing what is right or reasonable; obstinate.
PERVERSITY n.
tutelage
n. Instructions, protection, or guardianship.
acrimony
n. Bitterness or sharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility.
ACRIMONIOUS adj.
affinity
n. Attraction for someone or something with which one feels a closeness or kinship.
ambilavent
adj. Having mixed, often opposing, feelings about someone; indecisive.
AMBILAVENCE n.
cessation
n. A stopping either final or temporary.
emaciated
adj. Very thin or wasted away, especially from lask of nourishment; scrawny.
enclave
n. A distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory.
engender
v. To bring into being, to produce.
exacerbate
v. To make more severe, bitter, or violent.
illicit
adj. Not allowed, improper, or unlawful.
indigenous
adj. Naturally living or grwoing in a certain area; native.
inexorable
adj. Not to be persuaded, stopped, or moved by entreaty or plea; relentless.
infatuated
adj. Filled with excessive, shallow, or foolish love or desire.
INFATUATION n.
insatiable
adj. Never satisfied; greedy.
poignant
adj. Painfully moving, affecting, or touching.
proselytize
v. To convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause.