16 terms

List 3 (WW Bk 7)

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curtail
(v) to cut short or reduce
discriminate
(v) to make or recognize clear distinctions;
(v) to treat in a less or more favorable way

>> discrimination <<
(n) the recognizing of clear distinctions
(n) The act of making a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of group or category rather than according to actual merit;
(n) the act of making fine distinctions; good or refined taste
espionage
(n) the act of spying, especially a government spy obtaining secrets of another government
inalienable
(adj) not able to be taken or given away
incarcerate
(v) to confine or to put in prison;

>> incarceration (n) confinement in prison
indignity
(n) an insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment
indiscriminate
(adj) not marked by careful distinctions; haphazard
infamous
(adj) having a very bad reputation; notorious;
(adj) disgraceful; vicious
infamy
(n) An evil reputation; extreme disgrace
intercede
(v) to act or plead on another's behalf; to try to smooth the differences between two parties
malign
(v) to say negative and unfair things about; slander
perpetrate
(v) to commit, as a crime or other antisocial act;

>> perpetrator (n) one who commits crimes or other antisocial acts
rampant
(adj) threateningly wild, without restraint ot control; widespread
rancor
(n) a deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness
reparation
(n) a mending or repair;
(n pl) A making up or payment for a wrong or damage done, especially in the case of an international war
smattering
(n) superficial, scattered knowledge;
(n) a small amount