Speech Vocab 1

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10 terms

Adamant

unyielding; firm in opinion despite appeals, urgings, etc.

Arcane

secret; mysterious; obscure

Calumny

a false and malicious statement meant to injure the reputation of someone/something

Catalyst

Something that brings about a change in something else

Cataclysmic

having a disastrous effect

Demagogue

A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

Dissident

disagreeing with an established system, organization, or belief, especially one of authority

Epochal

very significant or influential, highly important

Equivocate

to use deliberately ambiguous or unclear language in order to mislead or withhold information

Euphemism

a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term

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