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::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
::: asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate