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clamoring

making loud demands, crying out

exception

a case in which a rule does not apply

induced

persuaded, influenced

pagan

the belief in more than one god, non-Christian (according to my lit book)

perfidy

dishonesty, treachery

potent

powerful

privilege

a special benefit or advantage

recite

to say something out that has been memorized

relapse

a worsening of an illness after a partial recovery

torrent

a rushing stream

confront

to face in a challenge, to deal with a problem or difficult situation

apparatus

a set of specific materials designed for a specific purpose

fortnight

a period of two weeks

blight

any cause of impairment or ruin

omen

an event thought to foretell good or evil, a sign

amnesty

a general pardon, especially one granted by a government to people who have committed political offenses

default

to fail to keep a promise, especially a promise to pay a loan

discord

a harsh mixture of sounds, conflict

inextricably

in a way impossible to untangle

intimately

closely

legitimate

justifiable, reasonable

mobility

an ability to move (as from one social class to another)

pernicious

deadly, harmful

reconciliation

a return to a state of friendship or harmony

sustain

to keep alive, support

pious

marked by showing reverence to a deity

deficit

deficiency (the amount by which something, especially money, is too small

valor

a great courage in the face of danger

sanctify

to purify or free from sin

stealth

quiet, sneaky, or secret behavior

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