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Chapter 5

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antidote
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
antipathy
[n] strong feeling of hatred, aversion, revulsion
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
equilibrium
a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
equitable
fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
equivocal
open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; of a doubtful or uncertain nature
resilient
elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
revelation
A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
revert
To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
subdue
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
subordinate
rank or order as less important or consider of less value
subvert
to destroy, over throw, undermine, surropt
autobiography
An account of the writer's own life.
autocratic
offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
autonomous
adj. self-governing; acting independently
eccentric
a person with an unusual or odd personality
exorbitant
(of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
exploit
use or manipulate to one's advantage
extricate
free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other, unbiased
incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
ingenious
marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
interminable
Having no limit or end.
invincible
Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.