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Arbitrary based on one’s own wishes; not fixed by rules; absolute; despotic.
Browbeat to frighten with a stern manner or harsh words; to bully.
Bureaucracy the collection of departments of appointed officials through which a government is run; inflexible procedures.
Contraband smuggled goods.
Inane pointless; stupid.
Politic wise in looking out for one’s own interests; prudent; shrewd.
Premeditated planned or plotted; closely considered beforehand; deliberate.
Proxy a person who is given the authority to act or stand in for another; written proof of such authority.
Scapegoat a person or thing who takes the blame for the mistakes or crimes of others.
Transient lasting or used for a short time only; not permanent; fleeting; a person who has no settled place.
Demeanor outward behavior; manner of conduct; bearing.
Abashed to make uneasy or ashamed; embarrass.
Allure to fascinate; to charm; to tempt with something desirable.
Deference courteous respect; a yielding in judgement, wishes, or opinion to another.
Felony a crime of such seriousness that it is punishable by a severe sentence.
Rationalize to explain away.
Degenerated having grown worse or deteriorated.
Malevolent wishing harm or evil to others; spiteful.
Bandy to toss back and forth; to discuss lightly.
Insidious sly; treacherous; working in a hidden or dangerous way.
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