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inert

motionless; non-reactive

persecute

to oppress a race or group of people because of ethnicity or religion

creed

a statement of beliefs or set of principles

potent

very strong, effective, or powerful; exerting persuasion, influence,or force

citadel

a fortress or strongly fortified building in or near a city, used as a place of refuge

paradox

something which has qualities that seem to contradict each other

vengeance

punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong

apprehension

dread

resentment

ill feeling toward something or toward somebody

contention

an opinion or claim stated in an argument

formidable

difficult to deal with or overcome

conjure

to invoke supposed supernatural forces; to influence with spells

subservient

too eager to obey

pretense

insincere or feigned behavior

prodigious

great in amount, size, or extent

faction

dissenting minority within a larger group

afflict

to cause severe mental or physical distress to somebody

trepidation

fear or uneasiness about the future or a future event

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