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Acquit
to free someone from a criminal charge by declaring them not guilty
Scapegoat noun
someone who takes the blame for others, or is the recipient of irrational hostility
Salient
especially notable or important
Scapegoat verb
the act of blaming an individual group of individuals for something that is not their fault
Anachronism
something or someone that is out of place because it is not in the correct historical or chronological time
Cajole
to urge or persuade someone to do something by flattery, pleading, or insincere language
Monotonous
lacking in variation. repetitive and boring
Jaded
worn-out, weary, or cynical
Dominion
a sphere of influence or control
Unkempt
disorderly or untidy
Conciliate
to appease or win over
Primordial
being or having happened first in time, from the very beginning
Unwonted
out of the ordinary, unusual
Proactive
tending to anticipate and initiate rather than react to events
Article
any of three words used to signal the presence of a noun. A, an, the
Interjection
a word, phrase, or sound used as an exclamation and capable of standing by itself
Preposition
a word or phrase that shows the relationship of a noun to another noun
Adverb
a word that modifies a verb, another adverb, or an adjective
Pronoun
a word that replaces a noun
Conjunction
a word that joins clauses or phrases
Xenophobia
fear or contempt of strangers
Gist
central idea or essence
Vetted
verified or checked for accuracy
Noun
a person, place, thing or idea
Verb
an action word
Adjective
modifies a noun
Racism
the belief that a particular race is superior to others
Institutional Racism
racism as expressed overtly or subtly in formal organizations such as schools, businesses, or government
Stereotype
a fixed, commonly held idea about a particular group based on oversimplification of some observed or imagined trait
Imprudent
unwise, lacking good judgement
Profound
deeply meaningful or insightful
Assuage
to lessen or relieve
Apothecary
a person who makes or sells medicine or a place where medicine can be bought
Revelation
an act of revealing or a moment of great insight or discovery
Inaudible
impossible to hear
Feeble
lacking strength or effectiveness
Hypocrite
a person who says they believe in something, but who acts in the opposite fashion
Mocking
making fun of someone, sometimes by imitating him or her
Oppression
the state of existing within a society or situation where you have little control, power, freedom to exercise freedom of thought, action, or identity due to the actions of those in power
Prejudice
a negative preconceived idea that doesn't allow you to view someone or something
Bias
a trend, feeling, or opinion in which someone feels either favorably or unfavorably towards someone or something in a way that favors prejudice of one side
Implicit
a deeply held or subconscious way of thinking about something OR implied, but not explicitly stated
Provocation
action or speech that indicates someone to do something
Mused
thought something over in a meditative way
Undulate
to move in a smooth, wave like fashion
Furtive
done in a secretive manner, often because of guilt
Connived
cooperated in a secret or sneaky manner to do something (often something wrong)
Fortress
a military stronghold. often a heavily protected building that is impossible to destroy or conquer
Incarceration
the detention of a person in prison, usually as a punishment for a crime. captivity.
Propaganda
biased or misleading information used to promote a particular cause or point of view
Fascism
extreme nationalism, militarism, and blind loyalty to the state
Reparations
payment for damages after a war
Sanctions
rewards and punishments used to encourage countries to follow a law or decree. often related to trade.
Antisemitism
hostility against the Jewish people as a religion, culture, or race
Isolationism
When one country makes the conscious decision to abstain from becoming involved in the affairs of other countries
Casualty
serious injury or death
En masse
all together
Strategic
carefully designed or planned
Military Occupation
the invasion of a country by foreign military with the intent of using, owning, or otherwise controlling the occupied land and/or it's people
Assimilate
to take in and incorporate as one's own, or to become like those around you
Justification
a good reason for something
Espionage
spying to obtain information
Cynical
generally distrustful; having the belief that people act primarily out of selfishness
Tyranny
the cruel and oppressive rule of a dictator
Prosperity
the state of having plenty
Apathy
lack of interest or concern
Idle
not busy or otherwise occupied
Disheartened
discouraged, heartbroken, dejected
Ideology
a set of beliefs that are shared by a group such as a social or political group
Bourgeois
related to upper middle class materialism
Proletariat
the laboring class
Gambol
to run or jump about playfully
Degrade
to lower in rank or quality, or treat with contempt
Reproach
an expression of disapproval or disappointment
Faction
a group or party in the minority that has separated itself from a larger community, often under political pressure or strife
Sordid
dirty, unsavory, or morally corrupt
Tactics
military strategy, or maneuvers created to reach a specific goal
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