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to cause constant or repeated trouble
Beleaguered
a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money
Entrepreneurs
belonging to, having the qualities of, or favoring aristocracy
aristocratic
a state of being a wanderer
vagrancy
a great disaster or complete failure
debacle
a strong desire to have or get money
avarice
bad or immoral behavior or habits
vice
the activity of raising plants or animals for food
husbandry
of or relating to the study of changes that occur in large groups of people over a period of time
demographics
hater of women
misogynistic
to go or move in different directions, to spread apart
dispersed
a number that shows how many people died in a particular place or during a particular time
mortality rate
not causing harm or damage
benign
used to describe something that exists but is not active or cannot be seen
latent
a person or event that quickly causes change or action
catalyst
very easy to see or notice
conspicuously
a belief or a way of thinking that is accepted as true or correct
orthodoxy
to name (things) one after another in a list
enumerated
having only one part
unicameral
an order to bring a jailed person before a judge or court to find out if that person should really be in jail
habeas corpus
disagreeing especially with an established religious or political system, organization, or belief
dissident
a person who owns a business or property
proprietorship
made up of the same kind of people or things
homogeneous
to place or set (something) firmly in something else
imbedded
to become liable or subject to
incurred
power or authority that is given to allow a person to act for someone else
proxy
not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble
wary
of or relating to growing crops
arable
to drive away by or as if by scattering
dispelled
made up of parts that are different
heterogeneous
someone who lives in a building or on land without the permission of the owner and without paying
squatters
not safe, strong, or steady
precarious
to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits
encroach
to strive to equal or excel
emulate
to increase the size or amount of (something)
augment
formed by adding together two or more amounts
aggregate
able to pay debts
solvent
traveling from place to place
itinerant
to grow or develop quickly
burgeoning
a bad quality in something or someone
demerit
a form of government in which a country is ruled by a person or group with total power
autocratic
actions or statements that trick people into believing something that is not true
chicanery
to keep something out or away
repel
not liking to work or be active
indolent
to agree to a request or a demand
accede
land of a particular kind
terrain
the art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people
rhetoric
a stopping of some action
cessation
wrongly harming or using others for pleasure or profit
predatory
a self-appointed doer of justice
vigilantes
to make (someone) more friendly or less angry
conciliatory
a crude figure representing a hated person
burned in effigy
to officially end something
rescind
someone who very strongly supports and is guided by the ideology of a particular group
ideologue
feeling no fear
intrepid
a soldier who is paid by a foreign country to fight in its army
mercenaries
causing a strong feeling of sadness
poignant
not capable of being defended against attack or criticism
untenable
done in a private place or way
clandestine
a person who engages in irregular warfare
guerilla
a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person
partisan
immoral or offensive
licentiousness
a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
anarchy
to cause (someone who is angry or upset) to become calm or quiet
pacify
to move back
recede
left in peace
unmolested
to cause someone to be loved or admired
enamored
to make something weak
debilitate
to decrease in value
depreciate
to describe something as unimportant
belittle
bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind
evocative
an active and persistent searcher
ferreted
to be in a state of agitation or intense activity
ferment
having or showing the proud and unpleasant attitude of someone who gives orders and expects other people to obey them
imperious
capable of being done or used
viable
belonging to the basic nature of someone or something
inherent
expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way
vociferous
of or relating to money and especially to the money a government, business, or organization earns, spends, and owes
fiscal
a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself
sovereignty
the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting in order for decisions to be made
quorum
a troublesome or intractable situation
mired
happy and confident
buoyant
a person who revolts against civil authority
insurgents
a situation in which no progress seems possible
impasse
something that shows what is coming
harbinger
stubbornly refusing to obey rules or orders
recalcitrant
to calm someone down
mollify
to separate something into smaller parts
dismember
polite and confident
urbanity
very difficult
arduous
ruled by a tyrant
despotism
people in the future
posterity
of or relating to farms and farming
agrarian
intruding where you are not wanted or welcome
intrusive
having or showing no understanding of what is proper or acceptable
crass
a method of examining and discussing opposing ideas in order to find the truth
dialectic
the power to give jobs or provide other help to people as a reward for their support
patronage
a large group of people who are involved in running a government but who are not elected
bureaucracy
hard to understand
abstruse
feeling or showing readiness to fight
belligerents
to be rude or impolite
insolence
a group within a larger group that has different ideas and opinions than the rest of the group
faction
excessively eager
voracious
to say or write very harsh and critical things someone or something
vilify
causing no injury, harmless
innocuous
to disperse throughout
disseminate
to cause something to lose its value or to have no effect
nullify
a situation in which no progress seems possible
logjam
to cause a bad situation to continue
perpetuate
prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance
precedent
the act of getting a title or right after the person who had that title or right before you has died or is no longer able or allowed to have it
succession
the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
sedition
not truly honest or sincere
disingenuous
a practical approach to problems and affairs
pragmatism
a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval
sycophant
causing hatred or strong dislike
odious
animals and plants especially a particular region
flora and fauna
to criticize (someone) in a loud and angry way
berate
used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected
perfunctory
to divide the new house
reapportionment
a government order that limits trade in some way
embargo
keeping something out or away
repellant
to repeatedly change your opinions or desires
vacillate
to refuse to accept or support
repudiate
the crime of getting money from someone by the use of force or threats
extortion
not wise or sensible
imprudent
disagreement that causes the people in a group to argue about something that is important to them
dissension
of or relating to sailing on the sea
maritime
aiming for equal wealth, status, etc., for all people
egalitarian
very confident and daring
audacious
the use of tricks especially to hide, avoid, or get something
subterfuge
causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust
repugnant
to make (something) illegal
proscribed
to cause (someone) to act in an angry, harmful, or violent way
incite
to describe (someone or something) as unimportant, weak, bad, etc.
disparaging
the power or right of a country, group, etc., to govern itself
autonomy
of, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics, etc
tactical
of or relating to the government of a city or town
municipal