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anarchy

1. n. Total absence of government. 2. Lack of order; total confusion.

apprehend

v. 1. To seize; to arrest. 2. To grasp the meaning of; to understand.

arraign

v. To bring before a court to face charges.

assimilate

v. 1. To absorb into a population. 2. To take in a part and absorb into a whole.

bizarre

adj. Strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar.

calamity

n. An event that causes great suffering and harm; a disaster.

conspire

v. 1. To plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal. 2. To join or act together.

dissension

n. A difference of opinion; disagreement.

elapse

v. To pass or slip by (used with time).

imminent

adj. About to happen; likely to occur in the very near future.

interrogate

v. To ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal manner.

lionize

v. To treat as a celebrity.

meticulous

adj. Extremely careful; attentive to small details.

shackle

n. 1. A ring or band put around the arm or leg to prevent free movement. 2. Something that prevents free action. (v). To prevent freedom of action.

swelter

v. To suffer from or to be overcome by great heat.

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