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acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
rampart - defensive mound of earth
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation