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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
execrable - very bad; detestable
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
deplete - reduce; exhaust
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity