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anarchy

the absence of government or law; political disorder

cajole

to persuade by pleasant words; to coax with flattery and insincere talk; to wheedle

commodious

roomy; spacious

ethnology

the branch of anthropology that deals with recent societies or language groups, their distribution, characteristics, and cultures

extricate

to release from an entanglement or a difficulty; to set free

impair

to make worse; to damage or weaken

menial

of or suited to a servant; servile; a domestic servant; a servile person

nadir

the point in the celestial sphere directly below the observer and opposite of zenith; the lowest possible point

pestilence

a contagious and often fatal disease that spreads rapidly; an illness of epidemic proportions; a destructive or evil influence or factor

rampant

growing without check or restraint; flourishing; widespread

cadaverous

corpselike; pale and ghastly; thin and gaunt; haggard

consign

to deliver; to deliver as goods to be sold; to send; to hand over; to assign to an undesirable position or place

elocution

the art of public speaking; a style or manner of public speaking or reading

incorrigible

a person who will not be reformed; incapable of being corrected or reformed; persistently bad

maim

to wound or injure seriously; to disable in some way; to mutilate; to cripple

profuse

giving freely, extravagant; plentiful

promulgate

to make known to the public, declare; to make widespread

strident

having or making a harsh sound; shrill

subversion

the overthrowing or undermining of something established, such as a government

virulent

very poisonous or harmful; deadly; intensely bitter or spiteful

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