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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