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advocate
a person who supports or argues for the interests of another person, group, or cause
anti-Semitism
unkindness shown toward Jewish people because of their religion or ethnicity
denounce
to publicly state that it is bad or wrong.
embittered
when someone feels angry and resentful because something unpleasant or unfair happened to him or her.
herculean
a task that requires great strength, courage, or effort.
mitigate
to make something less severe, harsh, or painful—to ease it.
ostracize
to exclude or keep someone out of a group
oust
to force a person out of a position or a place—basically, to kick him or her out.
prejudice
opinion formed before having the evidence; not based on reason or actual experience.
weathered
to be able to withstand a difficulty or danger.
atrocity
an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
domestic
relating to the running of a home or to family relations.
grim
depressing, dreadful, or worrying to consider
hostel
a cheap hotel or inn
ritual
a series of actions or type of behavior regularly followed by someone.
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