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besieged
to crowd around
latitude
freedom from narrow restrictions
vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt
autonomy
independence or freedom
precarious
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control
wreaking
To express or gratify
devastation
destruction
inclement
not kind or merciful
perseverance
steady persistence in a course of action
wane
steady persistence in a course of action
facsimile
an exact copy
commenced
to begin
appease
to bring to a state of peace
vigilant
keenly watchful to detect danger
espionage
the act or practice of spying
beguiled
to influence by trickery
pretext
something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object
invincible
incapable of being conquered
archaic
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period
balmy
mild and refreshing
subsidized
to furnish or aid with a subsidy
innovation
something new or different introduced
inaccessible
unapproachable
junctures
The act of joining or the condition of being joined
hieroglyphics
hard to decipher
rivulet
a small stream
retainers
One that retains, as a device, frame, or groove that restrains or guides
edifices
An elaborate conceptual structure
tawny
of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish
coffer
a box or chest
perceive
to become aware of
canine
of or like a dog
ossified
hardened like or into bone
apex
the tip, point, or vertex
ravages
To bring heavy destruction on
obliterated
to remove or destroy all traces of
defunct
no longer in effect or use
bourgeois
a member of the middle class
meager
deficient in quantity or quality
influx
act of flowing in
hors d'oeuvre
a small bit of appetizing food
ensue
to follow in order
buffet
a blow, as with the hand or fist
delectable
delightful
facilitate
to make easier or less difficult
succulent
full of juice
steppes
a vast semiarid grass-covered plain
lapse
a slip or error
palatable
acceptable or agreeable to the palate or taste
expedient
tend to promote some proposed or desired object
zenith
the highest point or state
conducive
tending to produce
quantitative
that is or may be estimated by quantity
erratic
eccentric
requisite
position
astute
sagacious
aptitude
capability
recur
to occur again
mosque
a muslim temple or place for public worship
pastoral
having the simplicity
evaded
to escape or avoid something
diversion
a turning aside
concession
an act of granting or yielding
purge
to remove undesirable elements from
moderation
state of being restrained
insolence
quality or instance of being disrespectful and insulting
annihilated
to destroy completely
prone
having a tendency, inclined
flagrant
obviously bad
decimated
to destroy or kill a large part of
submission
the act of holding back
dissent
to differ in opinion
clemency
mildness
pacifists
a person who believes in pacifism
meticulous
take care of last minute details
inhibitions
constraint
mandatory
required
mannerism
characteristic manner
ultimatums
final statement of condition
protocol
an agreement between states
rift
to break open
amnesty
forgiveness
timorous
easily frightened
censure
strong expression of disapproval
admirably
in a worthy manner
affidavit
a written statement under oath
bias
to criticize or blame
abound
to teem
inalienable
not capable of being given or withdrawn
diminutive
tiny
curtailed
reduced by poverty
constituents
a necessary part
bedlam
a place or condition of chaos or turmoil
prelude
a preliminary to an action
emancipate
to shorten
colloquial
informal in language
consolidated
to unite
destitute
elaborate
ornate
fancy
exultant
rejoicing greatly