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ancientadj: relating to the long ago, particularly the historical period preceding the fall of the Western Roman Empire; very old
conquerv: to bring under control by force or authority
rivaln: a person, company, or thing competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
reignn: the period of time during which a monarch or government holds power; (verb) to be the king or queen
lawbreakern: a person who breaks the law, especially habitually or deliberately
conceptn: an idea or principle associated with something abstract
unheard-ofadj: extraordinary or unprecedented, and therefore surprising or shocking
noveltyn: the quality of being new, attractive, and unusual
governv: to legally control and direct a country, city, group of people, etc. and be responsible for introducing new laws, organizing and maintaining public services
whimn: a sudden idea or desire, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained
despotn: a ruler with absolute power, especially one who abuses that power.
crueladj: feeling or showing pleasure in causing pain or suffering to others
prescribev: (of a doctor) to advise and order the use of particular medicine or treatment for someone, especially in writing; to issue commands or orders for something
penaltyn: a punishment for violating a law, rule, or contract
infractionn: a violation of a law or rule, especially a minor one
tavernn: a public place where alcoholic drinks are served
harborn: an area of water next to the coast where ships and boats are protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures; (verb) keep in one’s possession
slaven: a person who is, either legally or illegally, owned by someone; a person entirely dominated by some influence or a person
crudeadj: being in an unrefined or natural state; (noun) the unprocessed form of oil
superstitionn: a belief or practice that is not based on science or reason and that is often connected with a religion
disputen: a disagreement, argument, or controversy between two people, groups, or countries, especially a formal one
accusev: to charge or criticize someone with a crime or wrongdoing
guiltyadj: feeling responsible for or having done something wrong or criminal
drownv: to die or cause to die by being unable to breathe underwater
innocentadj: not guilty of a crime, offense, etc.; not having an evil mind or knowledge
unhurtadj: not injured or harmed
scriben: a person who writes out copies of documents or manuscripts, especially in ancient times
inscriptionn: a message or design that is written or engraved on a surface of something, such as stone or metal
alterv: to cause to change or make different
upholdv: to support or defend something, such as a law, idea, decision, etc.
impulsen: a sudden strong and unreflective wish or need to do something; the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
arbitraryadj: based on chance, or individual whim rather than any reason
revolutionaryadj: relating to or characterized by a complete or dramatic change
fundamentaladj: forming an essential base or core from which everything else develops or is affected
hallmarkn: a distinctive characteristic or attribute of a person or thing
additionn: the act or process of adding something to something else; the process of adding numbers
unearthv: to discover or bring to light something that is in the ground or was previously hidden or unknown
archaeologyn: the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
inscribev: to write or carve something on a surface, especially as a formal or permanent record
cuneiformadj: of or relating to a form of writing consisting of pressing a reed stylus into clay to create wedge-shaped marks used in ancient Mesopotamia
scholarn: professor; a person who studies a topic in considerable depth, particularly in a university
decodev: to convert something, such as a message or piece of information, from a specific form into one that you can understand

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