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Advent

the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event

Alleviate

to make suffering less severe

Bastion

a fortified place

Bourgeois

member of the middle class

Coincide

to occur at or during the same time

Confluence

an act or process of merging

Debunk

expose the falseness of a myth, idea, or belief

Fallow

(of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production

Hector

to talk to (someone) in a bullying way

Incipient

beginning to happen or develop

Inoculate

to treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease

Inter

to place a corpse in a grave or tomb

Levity

humor or frivolity

Litigate

be a party to a lawsuit

Malady

a disease or ailment

Mire

soft and slushy mud or dirt

Ornery

stubborn

Provenance

the place of origin or earliest known history of something

Reprobate

to reject

Rescind

to revoke

Skirmish

an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting

Spartan

showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally

Stentorian

(of a person's voice) loud and powerful

Suppress

forcibly put an end to

Venue

the place where something happens

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