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abject

most miserable; wretched

advocate

to plead in favor of; to defend; one who argues for or defends a person, group or idea

atrocity

an act of great cruelty and wickedness; very brutal, wicked or cruel; appalling bad; outrageous

commemorate

to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solemn manner

dialect

a form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary

dire

having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate

elite

a group that enjoys superior status to others; considered superior to others

enhance

to make greater or better

flagrant

clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what is right

languish

to lose hope, strength, or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions

mute

to soften or tone down the sound of; not speaking or not able to speak; silent

raze

to level to the ground; to destroy completely

reprisal

a retaliation for an injury

turmoil

a state of confusion or agitation; tumult

wreak

to bring about of inflict; to express or vent

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