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(to) Abolish
v. formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)
(to) Abdicate
v. renounce ones throne
v. fail to fulfill or undertake
(to) Absolve
v. set or declare (someone) free from blame, guilt, or responsibility
(to) Acquiesce
v. accept something reluctantly but without protest
(to) Amend
v. make minor changes in order to make it fairer, more accurate, or more up-to-date
Arbitrary
adj. based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
(to) Ascertain
v. find something out for certain; make sure of
(to) Assent
n. expression of approval or agreement
Compulsory
adj. required by law or a rule; obligatory
(to) Derive
v. to obtain something; to get
(to) Disparage
v. regard or represent as being of little worth; belittle
Ideology
n. system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms that basis of economic or political theory and policy
n. ideas and manner of thinking characteristic of a group, social class, or individual
Inalienable
adj. unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor
Infamous
adj. well know for some bad quality or deed
Prerequisite
n. thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or to exist; something that is required beforehand
adj. requirement, qualification
(to) Prohibit
v. formally forbid by law, rule, or any other authority
(to) Proscribe
v. forbid, especially by law
v. denounce, to condemn
Ramification
n. a consequence of and cation or event, especially when complex or unwelcome. (If you're impetuous or imprudent, then you're not thinking of the ramification of your actions)
Rectitude
n. morally correct behavior or thinking, righteousness
(to) Redress
v. remedy or set right; rectify
(to) Relinquish
v. voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
Sovereign
n. king or queen who is the supreme ruler
adj. possessing supreme power
adj. in terms of a county or government, fully independent
Transient
adj. lasting only for a short time; impermanent
Ubiquitous
adj. present, appearing, or found everywhere. (iPhones for example)
Pervasive
adj. spreading widely throughout an area pr a group of people; widespread. (iPhones for example)
(to) Usurp
v. take a position of power or importance illegally or by force; supplant