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recapitulate

to repeat in concise form

reciprocal

mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement

reparation

Something done or money paid to compensate or make amends for a wrong.

respiration

the act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing

sanguine

cheerfully confident; optimistic

soliloquy

a dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of the characters.

subjugate

to bring under control; conquer

suffragist

an advocate for the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

supercillious

feeling or showing haughty disdain

tautology

needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy

taxonomy

practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

tectonic

Of or relating to the forces involved in forming the geological features, such as mountains, continents, and oceans, of the earth's lithosphere.

tempestuous

turbulent, stormy

thermodynamics

the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

totalitarian

characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control

unctuous

characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere, earnestness

usurp

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

vacuous

lacking intelligence; stupid.

vehement

forceful or intense in expression, emotion, or conviction

vortex

whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged

winnow

treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated

wrought

put together, formed, shaped, fashioned

xenophobe

a person unduly fearful of which is foreign, especially strangers or foreign people

yeoman

an attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.

ziggurat

a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians

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