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::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: throes - violent anguish
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: surmount - overcome