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World History Unit 8 Japan Vocab

Mr. Harris
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Chaos
n.—a state of utter confusion or disorder.
Chaotic
adj.—completely confused or disordered.
Verge
n.—the edge, rim, or border of something.
Farce
n.—foolish show; mockery; a ridiculous sham.
Farcical
adj.—ludicrous; absurd.
Combatant
n.—a person or group engaged in active fighting with enemy forces.
Dissenter
n.—a person who dissents (in the sense of rejecting the ideas or dogma of), as from an established church, political party, or majority opinion.
Hysteria
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Tentative
adj.—unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant.
Limelight
n.—the center of public attention, interest, observation, or notoriety (from a light used to spotlight something on stage).
Aspirations
n.—a goal or objective desired.
Pandemonium
n.—wild uproar or unrestrained disorder.
Ideological
adj.—pertaining to the body of doctrine or belief that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
Socioeconomic
adj.—pertaining to the combination or interaction of social and economic factors.
Paramilitary
adj.—pertaining to an organization operating as, in place of, or as a supplement to a regular military force.
Incentive
n.— something that incites to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
Petty bourgeois
adj.—dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns.
pivotal adj.--of vital or critical importance.
Metaphysics
n.—the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry; the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles.
Metaphysical
adj.—pertaining to the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry; pertaining to the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles.
Reputed
adj.—reported or assumed to be such.
Veiled
adj.—masked; disguised; hidden.
Proletariat
n.—(in Marxist theory) the class of workers who must sell their labor to survive.
Exuberant
adj.—openly and extremely enthusiastic.
Disaffected
adj.—discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.
Sea change
n.—any major transformation or alteration.
Barometer
n--anything that indicates changes.
Black market
n.-- the illicit buying and selling of goods in violation of legal price controls, rationing, etc.; a place where such activity is carried on.
Repertoire
n.--the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation.
Vagrant
n.--a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp.
Winnow
v.--to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; analyze critically; sift.
Geisha
n.--a Japanese woman trained as a professional singer, dancer, and companion for men.
Indigenous
adj.--originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native.
Pathological
adj.--Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive.
Pivotal
adj.--of vital or critical importance.
Monolithic
adj.--characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity.