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  1. Tigris
    an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
  2. Euphrates
    a river in southwestern Asia
  3. steppe
    an extensive plain without trees
  4. Babylonia
    an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
  5. tyrant
    a cruel and oppressive dictator
  6. birthright
    a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
  7. callous
    emotionally hardened
  8. dexterity
    adroitness in using the hands
  9. idleness
    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
  10. crest
    the top or extreme point of something
  11. somber
    grave or even gloomy in character
  12. monotone
    an unchanging intonation
  13. forsake
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  14. solitude
    a state of social isolation
  15. bellow
    make a loud noise, as of an animal
  16. exaltation
    the elevation of a person, as to the status of a god
  17. cedar
    durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees
  18. phantom
    something existing in perception only
  19. phosphorescent
    emitting light without appreciable heat
  20. contortion
    a tortuous and twisted shape or position
  21. coyness
    the affectation of being demure in a provocative way
  22. accede
    yield to another's wish or opinion
  23. nape
    the back side of the neck
  24. froth
    a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
  25. maimed
    having a part of the body crippled or disabled
  26. wretchedness
    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
  27. convalescence
    gradual healing through rest after sickness or injury
  28. revelation
    an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
  29. effusion
    an unrestrained expression of emotion
  30. arduous
    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
  31. sentiment
    a personal belief or judgment
  32. apotropaic
    having the power to prevent evil or bad luck
  33. emaciated
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  34. pelt
    the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  35. impetuous
    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought
  36. brackish
    slightly salty
  37. folly
    the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  38. presumption
    a premise that is taken for granted
  39. recounting
    an act of narration
  40. reverent
    feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
  41. moralize
    speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
  42. bitumen
    any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
  43. hospitality
    kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
  44. vista
    the visual percept of a region
  45. overawed
    overcome by a feeling of awe
  46. perplexed
    full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
  47. cower
    crouch or curl up
  48. spawn
    the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks
  49. austere
    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
  50. disheartened
    made less hopeful or enthusiastic
  51. ecstatic
    feeling great rapture or delight
  52. slough
    any outer covering that can be shed or cast off

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