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desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
bucolic - rustic; pastoral
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
avuncular - of or like an uncle
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity