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Acquiesce
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
altercation
a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
assail
to attack vigorously or violently; assault.
beleaguer
to surround with military forces.
brunt
the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of.
palliate
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
phalanx
a group of heavily armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep, with shields joined and long spears overlapping.
predecessor
a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc.
redress
to dress again.
bulwark
a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart.
carnage
the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
coalition
a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
exodus
a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people
heinous
hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible
holocaust
a great or complete devastation or destruction, esp. by fire.
insidious
intended to entrap or beguile
invidious
calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful
martyr
a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion.
waive
to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo