10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 16

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coalition
n. an alliance; usually of nations, political parties, or factions; a temporary union
Insidious
adj. sly; treacherous; working in a hidden but dangerous way
repression
n. the holding back or subduing; suppression; pushing painful ideas or memories into the subconscious (in psychiatry)
peripheral
adj. away from the central part; on the edge; only slightly concerned with the important part; unessential
martyr
n. one who is persecuted, tortured or killed for refusing to renounce religious principles; one who sacrifices for the sake of a belief or cause; v. to torture or put to death for refusing to deny a belief or faith
bulwark
n. a wall of earth used for defense; a person or thing that gives support or protection
exodus
n. a departure, usually of a great number of people
invidious
adj. likely to cause ill will or envy; hateful
waive
v. to relinquish, usually a claim, right, or privilege; to defer or delay
heinous
adj. abominable; grossly wicked and hateful; vile