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Proliferate

to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds, or offspring

Disparaging

to lower in rank or reputation

Deficit

an excess in expenditure over revenue

Propelled

to push or drive (someone or something) forward or in a particular direction

Schism

division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on
something

Municipal

of or relating to the government of a city or town

Autonomy

the power or right of a country to govern itself

Armaments/Munitions

military weapons that are used to fight in a war

Appease

to buy off by concessions usually at a sacrifice of principles

Jingoism

the feelings and beliefs of people who think that their country is always right and who are in favor of aggressive acts against other countries

Junta

a council or committee for political or governmental purposes

Lettered

of, relating to, or characterized, by learning

Insular

a characteristic of an isolated people; having or reflecting a narrow point of view

Tutelage

an act or process of serving as guardian or protector

Amnesty

a decision that a group of people will not be punished or that a group of prisoners will be allowed to go free.

Restive

(of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, esp. because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom.

Nettlesome

Causing annoyance or difficulty

Impregnable

incapable of being taken by assault

Aberration

Something (such as a problem or type of behavior) that is unusual or unexpected

Syndicate

a group of business people working together

steward

someone who protects or is responsible for money, property, etc, a person whose job is to manage the land and property of another person

paucity

a small amount of something; an amount that is less than what is needed

befuddled

to muddle through; to mix up in a confused way

strident

expressing opinions or criticism in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way

adulterated

to corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element

Arbitration

a process of settling an argument or disagreement in which the people or groups on both sides present their opinions and ideas to a third person or group

Disparate

containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements

Relativism

a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them

Ardent

characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity; having or showing very strong feelings

Peonage

the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt

Oligopoly

Market situation in which producers are so few that the actions of each of them have an impact on price and on competitors.

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