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A form of government with a strong central rule that tries to control
Some people feel the government is trying to take our civilian rights and turn our nation into a totalitarian state.
cause (someone) to feel distressed, anxious, or uncomfortable
The pigs oppressed the others animals on Animal Farm.
the quality of being new, original, or unusual.
Everyone is waiting to see what novelty the toy manufacturer will come out with next.
Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality.
The political candidate's liberal plans have enraged his conservative foes.
Coming into existence
After many obstacles, our dream of owning a restaurant has finally come to fruition.
loyal, reliable, hardworking
Boxer was always such a stalwartly character.
a surprising and previously unknown fact
He came to the revelation that his girlfriend was not right for him.
innocent and unsuspecting
The little boys ingenuous habit of constantly telling the truth made him unpopular at school.
hopefulness and confidence
Brandon's optimism allowed him to believe that anything is possible.
The professor tells us hackneyed facts. The class is so boring.
overused, lacking originality
This point may now seem obvious and trite but I believe everyone shall be treated equally.
a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
The family made such cacophony that it made other customers leave the restaurant.
Warn or reprimand someone firmly.
My friend's parents admonished me because I didn't take off my shoes before I went in the house.
A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
The play is a parable that teaches the students a lesson about the importance of being kind.
a tendon; strength
An example of sinew is the Achilles' tendon in the back of the ankle.
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