crouch down in fear
cower
prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control
oppression
to check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard
calibrated
feelings of anxiety or dismay
consternation
a thing that provides resistance, delay or obstruction to something
hindrance
full of shedding light
luminous
cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate
synchronizing
action or state of keeping careful watch for possible dangers
vigilance
give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement
wince
believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities
egalitarianism