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antebellum
(adj) existing before the war
bellicose
(adj) warlike, aggressive, quarrelsome
belligerence
(noun) aggressive, combativeness
rebellion
(noun) open defiance and opposition to a person/thing in authority
pacify
(verb) to soothe anger or agitation; to subdue by armed action
pacifist
(noun) a person opposed to war or violence, esp. refusing to bear arms or fight on moral or religious grounds
pact
(noun) agreement between two or more people/groups; treaty of formal agreement
appease
(noun) to make peaceful and quiet;to calm and satisfy
hostage
(noun) person given or held to ensure that a demand is fulfilled
hospice
place/program to help care for the terminally ill
hostel
inexpensive, supervised place for young travelers to stay overnight
inhospitable
not welcoming or generous; providing no shelter or food
amicable
friendly, peaceful
enamored
of charmed, fascinated; inflamed with love
inimical
hostile, unfriendly, harmful
paramour
a lover, of often secret, not allowed by laws or customs
criminology
study of crime, criminals, law enforcement, punishment
decriminalize
to remove or reduce the criminal status of
incriminate
to show evidence of involvement in a crime or of fault
recrimination
an accusation in retaliation for an accusation made against oneself; the making of such an accusation
approbation
a formal act of approving; enthusiastically - given praise
disprove
to show that something is not what is claims to be, refute
probity
absolute honesty and uprightness
reprobate
person of throughly bad character
gravid
pregnant or enlarged with something
gravitas
great or very dignified seriousness
gravitate
to move or be drawn toward something
gravity
weighty importance; seriousness
alleviate
to lighten or relieve, esp. mental or physical suffering
elevate
to lift up; raise in rank or status
leavening
something that lightens and raises, something that modifies, eases, or animated
levity
lack of appropriate seriousness
cicerone
Museam/tour guide
Hector
To bully, intimidate, or harass
Hedonism
Way of life in which pleasure and happiness are chief-goals
Nestor
Senior figure/leader in one's field
Spartan
Marked by simplicity, strict self-discipline or self-denial
Stentorian
Extremely loud
Stoic
Doesn't show pleasure or pain
Sybaritic
Marked by a luxurious or sensual way of life