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usurped

to replace against will

profaned

to show contempt or disrespect for something sacred

meager

small portion or amount

superfluous

extra unnecessary things

rigorous

difficult and challenging

penury

extreme poverty

indulgently

to give into

dispersed

to spread out

edict

to force law

apparatus

a complex structure within an organization

delusion

false belief for opinion

anecdotes

little known, entertaining facts of history or biography

liquidated

to make liquid

roused

to cause, to come out of sleep

jest

a joke

consoling

to comfort

rescinded

to revoke or cancel

indiscriminately

not making careful choices or decisions

surreptitiously

done in a stealthy way

conflagration

a big destructive fire

farce

exageration based on highly unlikly situations

convoy

proteced escort

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