History Vocabulary- part 2

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Magnates

a person of eminence or distinction in any field

Manipulate

to manage or influence skillfully in an unfair manner

Manumission

the state of being freed from slavery

Misnomer

an incorrect fact

Monarchy

supreme power held by a single person

Nationalism

loyalty or devotion to one's country

Oligarchy

a form of government where the power is invested in multiple people, often of the upper class.

Pejorative

a derogative remark

Persecution

subject to ill treatment especially on political and religious belief

Precedent

a case which acts as a guide for another circumstance

Prerogative

an exclusive right to an individual or class

Propaganda

the deliberate misuse of information to harm or hurt a person, group, or organization

Quintessential

the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.

Rationalization

to remove unreasonable elements from

Reticent

reluctant, or restrained

Rubric

a list of requirements

Secular

pertaining to worldly things that are not considered religious

Spiritual

of or pertaining to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature

Status quo ante bellum

the state in which things were before the war

Symbiotic

any mutual advantageous association

Tenacious

highly retentive, resolute

Tenuous

thin or slender in form; weak

Usurp

to seize and hold power (throne)

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