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Letter from Birmingham Jail sentences

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cognizant
Moreover, I am ___ of the interrelatedness of all communities and states.
deplore
You ___ the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations.
moratorium
On the basis of these promises, [we]...agreed to a(n) ___ on all demonstrations.
concur
I therefore ___ with you in your call for negotiation.
status quo
While Mr. Boutwell is a much more gentle person than Mr. Connor, they are both segregationists, dedicated to maintenance of the ___.
paradoxical
Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation of public schools, at first glance it may seem rather ___ for us to consciously break laws.
advocate
How can you ___ breaking some laws and obeying others?
conversely
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. ___, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
relegate
Segregation...ends up ___ing people to the status of things.
assert
In your statements you ___ that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But is this a logical ___ion?
precipitate
In your statements you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they ___ violence. But is this a logical assertion?
elegy
Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national ___ into a creative psalm of brotherhood.
repudiate
Nourished by the Negro's frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely ___(e)d Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible "devil."
complacency
One in a force of ___, made up in part of Negroes who, as a result of long years of oppression, are so drained of self-respect and a sense of "somebodiness" that they have adjusted to segregation....
emulate
I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need to ___ neither the "do-nothingness" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist.
integral
I am grateful to God that, through the influence of the Negro church, the way of nonviolence became a(n) ___ part of our struggle
solace
...if they refuse to support our nonviolent efforts, millions of Negroes will, out of frustration and despair, seek ___ and security in black nationalist ideologies.
reiterate
But despite these notable exceptions, I must honestly ___ that i have been disappointed with the church.
blatant
In the midst of ___ injustices inflicted upon the Negro, I have watched white church men stand on the sideline and mouth pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities.
sanctimonious
In the midst of blatant injustices inflicted upon the Negro, I have watched white church men stand on the sideline and mouth pious irrelevancies and ___ trivialities.