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idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
insightful - discerning; perceptive
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends