VFCR Lesson 4

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conducive

adj. promoting; contributing (used with to); helpful

induce

tr. v. 1. to persuade; to influence
2. to cause; to bring about

traduce

tr. v. to slander; to speak falsely or maliciously of

redoubt

n. 1. a small fort defending an important point
2. a place of refuge or defense

hegemony

n. dominance, especially of one political body over another

exegesis

n. a thorough explanation or interpretation, especially of a sacred text

annunciation

n. 1. an announcement; a proclamation
2. (often capitalized) In Christian thought, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God

renunciation

n. an action or statement in which something is given up, rejected, abandoned, or sacrificed

polity

n. an organized society, such as a nation, state, church, or other organization, having a specific form of government

politic

adj. 1. wise; prudent; sagacious
2. expedient; taking advantage of the moment; shrewd

potentate

n. monarch; a ruler possessing great power

puissant

adj. mighty; powerful; forceful

regalia

n. 1. emblems and symbols of royalty, rank, office, or institution
2. finery; elaborate attire

regency

n. the office or period of office as a regent; one who administers for a monarch, especially (sometimes capitalized) in England (1811-1820) and in France (1715-1723)
n. and adj. (often capitalized) a style of dress, furniture, and architecture characteristic of the regency period in England

viceroy

n. a governor or ruler exercising authority on behalf of a sovereign in a province or colony

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