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Christen
____ somebody/something (+ noun). To give a name to somebody/something
Besiege
___ something. To surround a building, city, etc. with soldiers until the people inside are forced to let you in
Feud
an angry and bitter argument between two people or groups of people that continues over a long period of time
Contemptuous
feeling or showing that you have no respect for somebody/something
Beset
to affect somebody/something in an unpleasant or harmful way
Brethren
used to talk to people in church or to talk about the members of a male religious group
Mogul
a very rich, important and powerful person (synonym magnate)
Unremitting
never stopping
Forebear
a person in your family who lived a long time ago (synonym)
Maelstrom
a situation full of strong emotions or confusing events, that is hard to control and makes you feel frightened
Budding
beginning to develop or become successful
Suffrage
the right to vote in political elections
Shrewdness
the quality of being clever at understanding and making judgements about a situation
Suss
(somebody/something) (out). To realize something; to understand the important things about somebody/something
Demagogue
a political leader who tries to win support by using arguments based on emotion rather than reason