Week One Vocab

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Assertion

declaration or statement

Alienated

disassociate from

Clarity

Clearness of thought or expression

Alliance

a union of two or more groups

Cogent

convincing, reasonable

Disparity

inequality

Coherent

logically connected

Servile

submissive

Cohesive

condition of sticking together

Suppressed

kept from being circulated

Didactic

intending to instruct

Discourse

verbal exchange

Eloquence

able to speak persuasively

Emphasize

to give special attention to

Fluid

easily flowing

Implication

the act of suggesting or hinting

Lucid

easily understood

Pundit

an authority who expresses opinions

Rhetoric

the art of using language effectively

Arbiter

a judge who decides a disputed issue

Biased

prejudice

Exculpate

free from guilt or blame

Impartial

not in favor of one side or the other

Incontrovertible

indisputable, not open to question

Integrity

trustworthiness

Jurisprudence

the philosophy or science of law

Objectivity

Impartiality

Penitent

expressing remorse

Plausible

seemingly valid or acceptable

Substantiated

supported with proof or evidence

Vindicated

freed from blame

Condescending

treating people as weak or inferior

Contemptuous

feeling hatred, scorn

Despotic

exercising absolute power

Dictatorial

domineering, overbearing

Disdain

contempt, scorn

Haughty

arrogant, vainly proud

Imperious

arrogantly domineering

Patronizing

treating in a condescending manner

Convoluted

intricate, complex

Cryptic

difficult to comprehend

Futile

having no useful purpose, pointless

Impede

to slow the progress of

Obscure

to conceal or make indistinct

Quandary

a state of uncertainty or perplexity

Dilatory

habitually delayed or tardy

Indolent

lazy

Insipid

uninteresting, unchallenging

Listless

lacking energy

Torpor

inactivity or dullness

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