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shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
foresight - ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
bastard - illegitimate child
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
compensatory - making up for; repaying
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament