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Abound

v. to teem; to exist in large numbers; to have plenty

Admirably

adv. in a worthy manner; commendably; excellently

Affidavit

n. a written statement made under oath

Amnesty

n. a general pardon, especially for political prisoners

Bias

n. a line slanting diagonally across the weave of a fabric; a prejudice or personal tendency / v. to prejudice or sway

Censure

v. to criticize or blame; / n. a condemning judgment; a reprimand

Diminutive

n. referring to suffixes or altered word forms that designate smallness, affection, or familiarity; a very small person or thing; / adj. tiny; of small size

Inalienable

adj. not capable of being given or withdrawn

Rift

v. to break open; to split; / n. a split; a break in friendly relations

Timorous

adj. easily frightened; fearful; timid; cowardly

Bedlam

n. a place or condition of chaos or turmoil

Curtail

v. to shorten; to decrease

Constituent

n. a necessary part or element; a voter represented by an elected official; / adj. necessary in making up a whole; component

Colloquial

adj. informal in language; conversational

Consolidate

v. to unite; to strengthen; to make solid or firmly established

Emancipate

v. to set free; to release from slavery or oppression

Destitute

adj. poverty-stricken; penniless; being without

Exultant

adj. rejoicing greatly; triumphant

Ornate

adj. elaborate; excessively adorned or ornamented

Prelude

n. anything serving as an introduction, such as an introductory section of a piece of music; an opening

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