8th lessons 3-4

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strategy

(n) the science or art of war; a plan or method of action

inevitable

unavoidable; certain to happen

catastrophe

a sudden, widespread disaster; a misfortune

aggressive

quick to attack; inclined to hostile actions; assertive

motivate

to give one the idea for; to incite; to urge to action

ferocious

savage, fierce, or cruel; intense

valid

having legal force; well-grounded on principles or evidence

ecology

the relationships between living things and their environments

sanctuary

a holy place; a place of shelter and protection

intelligible

capable of being understood; clear

defy

to refuse or resist openly; to dare; to withstand successfully

misdeed

a bad or illegal act

integrity

wholeness; soundness; strength of character

alliance

a formal agreement between nations or people for a particular cause

anthology

a collection of stories, poems, etc.

pacify

to bring into submission; to soothe someone who is upset; to quiet or calm

nourish

to keep up; to provide with food; to support; to encourage

advent

arrival; the coming of something

mystical

(adj) having spiritual meaning; mysterious; secret

sustain

to support; to withstand; to provide for; to keep in existence

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