Currents in Literature - Ch 9

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Vocabulary from Currents in Literature Chapter 9

compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

complexity

difficulty; intricacy

developmental

having to do with growth and progress

empathy

Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives

ethnicity

a group of people who share a common culture, religion, race or nationality.

inherent

Existing as a natural part

onerous

troubling; burdensome

prolific

abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

specious

having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false

tenet

an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true

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