second semester vocab
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to moderate in eating and drinking
operating in an independent manner. An autonomous person or institution is one acting independently and free from restraint or control.
to improve or update. to make better or put right. when an unacceptable state of affairs is changed for the better, it can be said to have been
different in kind; unlike
of the same kind; alike
an agreement between two countries at war to stop fighting for a particular time, especially to talk about peace
superior mental acuteness and discernment; keen
a roundabout way of speaking; using more works than necessary to talk around an issue
injurious to health; harmful
a fixed, especially religious, belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without any doubts
characterized by assertion of unproven or unprovable principles
very limited or narrow in scope or outlook
the belief in the inherent superiority of ones own ethnic group or culture. a tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of ones own.
a form of protestant christianity that upholds belief in the strict and literal interpretation of the bible. strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion or ideology, notably islam
exercising control over the freedom, will, or thoughts of others
a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and oftee racism
the body of political and economic doctrines held and put into effect by the Nazis in Germany from 1933 to 1945 including the totalitarian principle of government, predominance of especially Germanic groups assumed to be racially superior, and supremacy of the führer
system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx, especially the doctrine that the state, throughout history, has been a device for the exploration of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing the seeds of its own decay, will inevitably be superseded by a socialist order and classless society.
to abolish by formal or official means
promising success; favorable
to amend by removing words or passages deemed offensive or objectionable
leadership or predominant influence by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
full of excessive talk; garrulous
a large and violent event, such as a war, involving a lot of people
compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft
a trick or a dishonest way of achieving something
to implant by repeated statement or admonition
to take notice of and consider something especially when judging
extremely strong dislike; an object of aversion
containing errors; wrong; incorrect
likely to cause violence or strong feelings of anger; causing fires
only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly
to present a speech in order to persuade or prevent legislation by obstructive tactics
to manipulate voting boundaries unfairly
an example of serving as a model; pattern. a framework of the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, that are commonly accepted by members of any discipline or group
a limit, boundary, and/or guidelines
not open to question or dispute; indisputable
without contents; empty; lacking in ideas or intelligence
to unite or grow into a single whole. disparate groups that coalesce for a single cause (thus forming a coalition) put aside their differences or separate goals to present a united front.