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Social Studies Declaration of Independence shayna 1
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To order the termination of a government.
Unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor. Cannot be taken away or denied. Its most famous use is in the Declaration of Independence, which says people have unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Adj and Noun
lasting only a short time, fleeting; one who stays only a short time. Describe something that always changes or moves around. If your older brother is constantly moving from city to city, you can say he's transient.
taking someone's power or property by force. Taking someone's power or property by force. Locking the teacher outside of the classroom and taking charge of math class is a form of usurpation.
capacity to endure pain, hardship. Type of patience, especially the patience to endure pain and suffering.
A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws.)
Describes a repressive and arbitrarily cruel regime. Don't accuse your mother of tyranny just because she won't let you play video games all weekend long.
An agreement. If you nod your head in assent, you agree to something or you assent to it.
To release or let go of; to surrender; to stop doing. Something, you let it go. You relinquish control of the army when you resign as general. You relinquish your plan to sneak into town when your parents find out what's going on.
Compliance is what you do when you try to fit standards set down by someone else. A restaurant chef's compliance with a new sugar-free menu might inspire even the pastry chefs to follow the recipes.
Something, you try hard to make it happen. A determined student might endeavor to get straight on her report card. try hard to do or achieve something
When you obstruct something, you block it. If you're gobbling down your pizza, a chunk of crust you didn't chew so well might obstruct your airway and you'll choke.
When you harass someone, you bother them to the point of exhaustion. It's not that each attack is so severe, it's the constant small attacks that wear someone out. If you harass your boss for a raise, you might end up getting fired instead!
Render is a synonym of make--technically it means "cause to become." An illness might render you unable to walk, or a shocking site might render you speechless.
Jurisdiction means having a legal right over something. A court can have jurisdiction over a legal question, a government can have jurisdiction over another country or territory. Even your parents could be said to have jurisdiction over you while you're under 18.
To impose means to force or inflict something on someone else. If you want to impose your musical taste on your parents, play your tunes all day at top volume.
Being deprived means lacking important things like food and water. For example, when warm clothing, housing, and nutrition are in short supply, the people are deprived of basics of life.
Something that's arbitrary seems like it's chosen at random instead of following a consistent rule. Team members would dislike their coach using a totally arbitrary method to pick starting players.
Sometimes someone in power might decide to give up that power and step down from his or her position. When they do that, they abdicate their authority, giving up all duties and perks of the job.
The word ravage can be used as a noun or a verb meaning destruction or to destroy. In a war, bombs and the attacking army will ravage the country under siege.
Desolation is emptiness and hopelessness. It can describe a poor, dirty, treeless town or a broken heart.
If you shared your most embarrassing secrets with a friend who then told them to everyone he knows, his betrayal could be described as perfidy.
The verb redress is used when you are supposed to fix a problem and make amends. You want your parents to redress the fact that you don't have a pet. Your parents offer to get a hamster, but instead, you say you want a monkey.
not able to be authorized or sanctioned; unjustifiable. Not to be specific.
Magnanimous behavior is noble, generous, or unselfish, and to exhibit magnanimity is to be this way. He showed great magnanimity in not pressing charges when I drove his car into the pond. "Accidents happen my friend," he said, and patted me on the back.
The noun consanguinity means "relation by blood," so if you want to dazzle your brother, point out that consanguinity isn't the only reason you hang out with him — he's also a great guy!
To acquiesce is to agree to something or to give in. If your kid sister is refusing to hand over the television remote, you hope she acquiesces before your favorite show comes on.
Rectitude refers to behavior that is correct, upright and honorable. You have moral rectitude if you refuse to be involved with a plan that some kids in your class have to cheat on a test.
To be absolved is to be let off the hook, to be set free from a certain obligation or to be forgiven for a wrongdoing. The Church may absolve you of your sins, but that won't absolve you of the need to attend mass.
Providence is the guardianship and care provided by a deity or god. Religious people thank their god for his providence
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