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delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death