expedient (adj.): tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances.
xenophobia (n.): an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.
clemency (n.): an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
autocratic (adj.): tyrannical; domineering.
canaille (n.): riffraff; rabble.
coxcomb (n.): a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
martinet (n.): someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
licentious (adj.): sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
extricate (v.): to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
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