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accord

n. A feeling of agreement or harmony; a formal agreement.

affirm

v. To declare positively.

bequeath

v. 1.To pass onto others. 2. To leave to another in one's will.

citadel

n. A fortress on a hill; a stronghold.

confer

v. 1. To grant or bestow. 2. To consult.

coup

n. 1. A successful action that brings about a striking change. 2. The overthrow of a government, especially by a group that has military or political power.

dignitary

n. A person who holds a high rank or position of honor.

embroil

v. To involve in an argument or conflict.

epoch

n. An extended period of time marked by a series of related events.

impeccable

adj. Free from fault or flaw; perfect.

institute

v. To establish, organize, or put into effect; to begin. (n) An organization set up to promote education or a particular cause.

patriarch

n. The male founder or ruler of a family or tribe.

rapport

n. A feeling of harmonious connection between two people or groups of people.

renounce

v. To give up a right to, abandon; reject.

rhetoric

n. 1. The art of using language skillfully. 2. Exaggerated or insincere language that is without real meaning or worth.

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