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50 terms

Week One Vocab

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Assertion
declaration or statement
Alienated
disassociate from
Clarity
Clearness of thought or expression
Alliance
a union of two or more groups
Cogent
convincing, reasonable
Disparity
inequality
Coherent
logically connected
Servile
submissive
Cohesive
condition of sticking together
Suppressed
kept from being circulated
Didactic
intending to instruct
Discourse
verbal exchange
Eloquence
able to speak persuasively
Emphasize
to give special attention to
Fluid
easily flowing
Implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
Lucid
easily understood
Pundit
an authority who expresses opinions
Rhetoric
the art of using language effectively
Arbiter
a judge who decides a disputed issue
Biased
prejudice
Exculpate
free from guilt or blame
Impartial
not in favor of one side or the other
Incontrovertible
indisputable, not open to question
Integrity
trustworthiness
Jurisprudence
the philosophy or science of law
Objectivity
Impartiality
Penitent
expressing remorse
Plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable
Substantiated
supported with proof or evidence
Vindicated
freed from blame
Condescending
treating people as weak or inferior
Contemptuous
feeling hatred, scorn
Despotic
exercising absolute power
Dictatorial
domineering, overbearing
Disdain
contempt, scorn
Haughty
arrogant, vainly proud
Imperious
arrogantly domineering
Patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
Convoluted
intricate, complex
Cryptic
difficult to comprehend
Futile
having no useful purpose, pointless
Impede
to slow the progress of
Obscure
to conceal or make indistinct
Quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
Dilatory
habitually delayed or tardy
Indolent
lazy
Insipid
uninteresting, unchallenging
Listless
lacking energy
Torpor
inactivity or dullness