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to have behaved toward an individual or group with hostility, and treated the individual or group cruelly; most often because of their race, political or religious beliefs.
the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party; a set of ideas that characterize a particular culture.
a contradiction that reveals a truth; it is a statement that appears to be self- contradictory or silly but is actually not. A paradox is often used to make someone think over an idea in an innovative way.
the act of using force to control someone or something; the state of being controlled by force
the act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you or someone else; you want some type of payback in order to settle the score.
to hide under a false appearance, to deceive; when someone is being dishonest about the true motives.
when there is internal conflict within an organization, a small group separating itself from a larger one to form their own dissenting group
a thing or action that is vile and hated, or is looked upon with disgust or horror
behavior meant to show respect for someone or submission to someone
showing a desire to hurt someone who has hurt or caused problems for you; to be inclined to look for revenge.
describes something that causes fear and is difficult to overcome; impressively large, powerful, intense, and/or very capable.
describes someone who acts in a cruel, heartless way.
a feeling of fear that causes you to hesitate because you think something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
very willing or too willing to obey someone else; to obey others unquestioningly
innocent or simple, showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; believe in whatever they are told
supporters of a person, group, party, or cause, especially supporters who show a biased, emotional allegiance.
well known, most likely for some bad quality or deed.
having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions; often when a person has belief or opinion which is a delusion, the person will not consider or accept actual fact that proves their belief or opinion to be false.
to be puzzled or confused by something
something very big or powerful, or extraordinary; remarkably great in extent, size, or degree.
social disorder because there is no effective form of government to control the people through rules or laws
opposed to big changes, or having an intense conservative viewpoint.
to make a bad or unsatisfactory situation or problem better.
the study of the nature of God, God's relation to the world, religious belief, faith, practice, and experiences.
voluntary sex between a married person and someone who is not that person's wife or husband.
describes a feeling of deep hatred or disapproval; describes a scornful or disrespectful attitude
testimony from a witness which is put in writing, for use in a court of law
describing behavior or an attitude with no pity or sympathy for others, acting with no regret or guilt; heartlessly
when you look at things in a new way because of a realization that opens your eyes
to make someone or something weaker or less effective, often in a subtle or sneaky way
to signal someone to approach by a gesture of the head or hand
to have made someone unable to think clearly; to have confused, perplexed the person
to express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in someone
Latin for "by the fact itself"; it can be rephrased as 'because of that fact or act'
telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truth.
sly or cunning intelligence used in a clever and usually dishonest manner to achieve something
expressive of disbelief and skepticism
to publicly state that someone or something is bad or wrong; to speak out against something
extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness
to give power or authority to someone; especially legal power or official authority
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