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Inert

Lacking the strength to move.

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Sect

Subgroup of people with different beliefs from the main group.

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Innate

inborn; Natural.

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Parochial

State of mind where one focuses on a small section of an issue instead of the wider context.

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Predilection

Preference for liking something.

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Ingratiating

Doing something with the intention of gaining someone's approval.

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Junta

Government led by military leaders.

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Autocratic

Government led by one person with absolute power.

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Paradox

Statement that contradicts itself.

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Dissembling

Disguise ones true feelings or beliefs.

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Propriety

Conformity to what is socially acceptable.

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Quaking

Shake or tremble.

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Deference

Polite submission and respect.

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Vindictive

Showing a strong desire for revenge.

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Abyss

Immeasurably deep space.

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Corroborating

Confirming or giving support to a theory.

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Formidable

Inspiring fear through being large or powerful.

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Trepidation

Fear or anxiety that something might happen.

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Hypocrisy

Engaging in the same behavior that one criticizes others for.

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Partisan

Prejudiced in supporting one side of an issue.

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Prodigious

Impressively great in size.

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Defamation

Damaging someones reputation.

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Bemused

Puzzled or confused.

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Malign

Evil in nature.

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Methodical

Done according to a systematic procedure.

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Abrogation

To repeal or cancel something.

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Resurgence

Increase or revival after a period of little activity.

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Wily

Clever at achieving what they want.

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Malevolence

Desire to cause harm or evil.

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Exaltation

Elevating someone's rank or power.

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Prudent

Showing wisdom or care.

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Licentious

State of being immoral or lawless.

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