25 terms

Persepolis Vocabulary

For Ms. Veiga's class!
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Obligatory
So customary or routine as to be expected of everyone or on every occasion
Decadence
Moral or cultural decline, esp. after a peak or culmination of achievement
Revolution
A forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system
Fanatics
A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, esp. for an extreme religious or political cause
Degenerate
Having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline or deteriorate.
Frivolities
Not having any serious purpose or value
Cadaver
A corpse
Sentiment
A view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion
Subversive
an attempt to overthrow the established order of a society, its structures of power, authority, exploitation, servitude, and hierarchy
Cyanide
Sodium or potassium cyanide used as a poison or in the extraction of gold and silver
Dialectic
The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
Shunned
Persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution
Proletariat
Workers or working-class people, regarded collectively (often used with reference to Marxism)
Imperialists
Of, relating to, supporting, or practicing imperialism
Regime
A system or planned way of doing things, esp. one imposed from above
Console
Comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment
Rebellious
Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
Carnage
The killing of a large number of people
Vintner
A wine merchant
Belligerent
A nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law
Systematically
In an organized manner
Veritable
Used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor
Asylum
The protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee
Euphoria
A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness
Expelled
Force (someone) to leave a place, esp. a country