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beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
dissent - disagree
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
declivity - downward slope
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
warranted - justified; authorized
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story