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watershed
(n) an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs.
resolutely
(adv) in an admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering manner.
unsentimental
(adj) not marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional ideals
unflinching
(adj) steadfast, uncompromising
deferred
(adj) withheld for or until a stated time
prescient
(adj) having knowledge of events before they take place; prophetic.
presage
(v) a sign or warning that something (often something negative) will happen.
ferment
(n) agitation and excitement among a group of people, typically concerning major change and leading to trouble or violence.
social fabric
(n) the glue which holds a society together. It is the bonds which people share which can help to form a culturally rich and socially cohesive community. (social = society, fabric = a structural makeup)
indictment
(n) an expression of strong disapproval
graft
the acquisition of gain (as money) in dishonest or questionable ways; also : illegal or unfair gain
furtively
(adv) done quietly or secretly to avoid notice
flit
(n) someone who moves quickly from one idea to another, moves like a butterfly or hummingbird.
heathenism
(n) a philosophy that does NOT recognize or worship the God of the Bible
dejection
(n) lowness of spirits.
assimilationism /assimilationis
(n) a movement/a person that accepts and absorbs into the cultural tradition of a population or group
enraptured
(v) filled with delight
eccentric
(adj) deviating from a usual pattern or accepted conduct
uncle tom
(n) a black man considered to be excessively obedient or servile to white people. From Harriet Beecher Stowe's story, "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
prometheus
(proper n) Greek god who stole fire from heaven (Mount Olympus) to give to humans so that they could live and prosper. (Zeus punished him for this.)
red-lining
(v) refuse (a loan or insurance) to someone because they live in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk.
rebuffs
(v) rejects or criticizes sharply