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cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
monetary - pertaining to money
benison - blessing
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand