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avuncular - of or like an uncle
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father