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pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together