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21 terms

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lockstep
a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
sanguine
optimistic
veracity
unwillingness to tell lies
apprise
inform, gain in value
paradigm
a model or example
perfidy
betrayal of a trust
seminal
original, influential
rescind
to repeal, cancel
lampoon
to ridicule with satire
prescient
(adj) having foresight
impute
attribute or credit to
abrogate
abolish formally/ auth
tort
a civil wrong, twist
harangue
noisy, attacking speech
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
recidivism
habitual relapse into crime
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
unconscionable
not controlled by conscience; unscrupulous
apocryphal
not authentic
maudlin
overly sentimental