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These are the words that I have read in The Economist.

Mercenary

A hireling; one who serves in a foreign army for money; motivated solely by desire for monetary gain

ilk

Type or kind, the same

Clamber

To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble

Persecution

The action oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.

Indignation

Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy

Ostracism

Banishment or exclusion from a group; disgrace

Despicable

Deserving contempt; vile

Vile

Loathsome, disgusting

Oligarch

A member of the small governing faction

Grubby

Dirty; grimy; despicable

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