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autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
fancied - imagined; unreal
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
inter - bury; N. interment
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive