SAT Vocab Words for History

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sedentary

stay in one place

animistic

the belief in many animal/nature gods

fecund

fertile, bountiful

placated

calmed, soothed, pacified

infallible

perfect, never make mistakes

complacent

satisfied, content

reciprocity

mutual action (an eye for an eye)

omnipotent

all powerful

apex, acme, zenith

the highest point, the peak

indigenous

native, the first

pariahs

someone who is excluded, left out

obeisance

respect, loyalty, "bowing down"

deferential

courteous, respectful, even admiring

maritime

naval, related to the sea

hubris

excessive pride

burgeoning

blossoming, flourishing

emulated

copied or imitated

ousted

kick out, overthrow, expel

covenant

an agreement, contract

diaspora

the scattering of a culture

sect

branch, division, section

deities

god or goddess

meticulous

precise, exact, pays attention to small details

ascetic

self-denying, austere, severe

espoused

promoted, encouraged, embraced

probity

integrity, honesty

effaced

erased

pithy

brief, to the point, concise

stagnated

staying in one place

benevolent

kind, calm, good

arduous

hard, difficult, tough

anarchy

no official government, chaos, disorder

secular

no religion, without religion

schism

split or division

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