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decimate

to destroy

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affront

an insult

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optimum

best

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culminate

to reach completion

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entente

informal agreement among political power

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arbitration

submitting a dispute to a judge

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dissension

disagreement

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altercation

a noisy quarrel

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peerless

incomparable

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eclipse

to exceed or surpass

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insular

isolated

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attache

special staff in a diplomatic office

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rancor

bitter resentment

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bellicose

eager to fight

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quintessence

the purest essence

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epitome

a representative example

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Machiavellian

cunning and deceitful

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consul

a diplomat

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retribution

something justly deserved

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breach

a violation

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sublime

impressive

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impeccable

having no flaws

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protocol

ceremonial conduct

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convenant

a legal contract

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schism

a split within a group

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contentious

likely to cause disagreement

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zenith

the peak

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inimitable

matchless; unique

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status quo

existing state of affairs

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discretion

good judgement and self-restraint