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faction: Strife; discord.

efface: To cause to disappear as if by rubbing out or striking out.

opulent: rich, sumptuous and extravagant

enervate: To reduce strength or energy; debilitate.

deleterious: harmful or hurtful, to physical, mental or moral health.

perfidious: Of, pertaining to, or representing perfidy; disloyal to what should command one's fidelity or allegiance.

adulation: Flattery; fulsome praise.

spurious: false, not authentic, not genuine

derision: Act of treating with disdain.

incipient: beginning, starting, coming into existence.

parity: Equality; comparability of strength or intensity.

rejoinder: A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply.

spate: A sudden rush or increase.

impunity: Exemption from punishment.

adjudicate: To settle a legal case or other dispute.

circumspect: Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.

impugn: To verbally assault, especially to argue against an opinion, motive, or action; to question the truth or validity of.

exhort: To urge; to advise earnestly.

bandied: exchanged

circumvent: to avoid or get around something; to bypass

posterity: All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

upshot: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

whence: From where; from which place or source.

hitherto: Up to this or that time.

wherefore: Why, for what reason, because of what.

arrogate: To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.

assoil: To absolve, acquit; to release from blame or sin.

stultify: To prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence.

parochial: Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary in scope or outlook.

preternatural: Having an existence outside of the natural world. In this sense, everything supernatural is also preternatural.

stentorian: (of a voice) loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds

bemuse: To confuse or bewilder.

sojourner: a person who resides temporarily in a place

proscribe: To forbid or prohibit.

belie: To give a false representation of something.

self-deprecating: expressing disapproval or being critical of oneself.

bereft: deprived of, lacking, stripped of, robbed of

welter: general confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines

vituperative: marked by harsh spoken or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing

vitiate: to spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something

venal: capable of being corrupted

vaunt: To speak boastfully.

tutelary: Having guardianship or protection of

travail: arduous or painful labor

supplicant: begging, pleading, supplicating

subsume: To consider an occurrence as part of a principle or rule; to colligate

succor: Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

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