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Injustice Vocabulary

First 15 vocabulary words for the Injustice Unit.
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Inequity
n. Lack of fairness; unfair treatment.
Bias
n. A tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others that usually results in treating some people unfairly.
Reprisal
n. Something that is done to hurt or punish someone who has hurt you or done something bad to you.
Precedent
n. Something done or said that can be used as an example or rule to be followed in the future.
Reparations
n. Something that is done or given as a way of correcting a mistake that you have made or a bad situation that you have caused.
Restitution
n. Payment that is made to someone for damage, trouble, etc.
Amity
n. A feeling of friendship; friendly relations between nations or groups.
Tyranny
n. Cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others.
Sufferance
n. Patient endurance.
Humility
n. The quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people; the quality or state of being humble.
Strife
n. Very angry or violent disagreement between two or more people or groups.
Livery
n. A special uniform worn by servants especially in the past.
Forfeiture
n. The act of giving up something as punishment or because of a rule or law; the act of forfeiting something.
Hinder
v. To make (something, such as a task or action) slow or difficult.
Thwart
v. To prevent (someone) from doing something or to stop (something) from happening.
Retaliation
n. An act of doing something bad to someone who has hurt you or treated you badly: to get revenge against someone.
Behest
n. Because of being asked or ordered by someone.
Subsidized
v. To help someone or something pay for the costs of (something).
Plight
n. A very bad or difficult situation.
~usually singular~
Vox Populi
n. The opinions or beliefs of the majority.
Effigy
n. An image of a person.
~This thing is often a large doll made to look like someone who is disliked or hated~
Desegregation
v. To end a policy that keeps people of different races apart; to end a policy of segregation.
Supremacy
n. The quality or state of having more power, authority, or status than anyone else; the state of being supreme.
Nepotism
n. Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (i.e business).