uncertain, risky, dangerous.
termination by an act of destruction
susceptible to physical or emotional injury
surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender
to inflict; to express
the act of persisting or persevering
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought
mild and pleasant
duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned
incapable of being overcome or subdued
To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
false reason given to hide a real one