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sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
injurious - harmful; causing injury
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
indisputable - too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse