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lessons 17+18

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anarchy
the absence of government or law; political disorder
cajole
to persuade by pleasant words; to coax with flattery and insincere talk; to wheedle
commodious
roomy; spacious
ethnology
the branch of anthropology that deals with recent societies or language groups, their distribution, characteristics, and cultures
extricate
to release from an entanglement or a difficulty; to set free
impair
to make worse; to damage or weaken
menial
of or suited to a servant; servile; a domestic servant; a servile person
nadir
the point in the celestial sphere directly below the observer and opposite of zenith; the lowest possible point
pestilence
a contagious and often fatal disease that spreads rapidly; an illness of epidemic proportions; a destructive or evil influence or factor
rampant
growing without check or restraint; flourishing; widespread
cadaverous
corpselike; pale and ghastly; thin and gaunt; haggard
consign
to deliver; to deliver as goods to be sold; to send; to hand over; to assign to an undesirable position or place
elocution
the art of public speaking; a style or manner of public speaking or reading
incorrigible
a person who will not be reformed; incapable of being corrected or reformed; persistently bad
maim
to wound or injure seriously; to disable in some way; to mutilate; to cripple
profuse
giving freely, extravagant; plentiful
promulgate
to make known to the public, declare; to make widespread
strident
having or making a harsh sound; shrill
subversion
the overthrowing or undermining of something established, such as a government
virulent
very poisonous or harmful; deadly; intensely bitter or spiteful