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regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
apprise - inform
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor