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31 terms

unit 11 and 12

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Proliferate
to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds, or offspring
Disparaging
to lower in rank or reputation
Deficit
an excess in expenditure over revenue
Propelled
to push or drive (someone or something) forward or in a particular direction
Schism
division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on
something
Municipal
of or relating to the government of a city or town
Autonomy
the power or right of a country to govern itself
Armaments/Munitions
military weapons that are used to fight in a war
Appease
to buy off by concessions usually at a sacrifice of principles
Jingoism
the feelings and beliefs of people who think that their country is always right and who are in favor of aggressive acts against other countries
Junta
a council or committee for political or governmental purposes
Lettered
of, relating to, or characterized, by learning
Insular
a characteristic of an isolated people; having or reflecting a narrow point of view
Tutelage
an act or process of serving as guardian or protector
Amnesty
a decision that a group of people will not be punished or that a group of prisoners will be allowed to go free.
Restive
(of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, esp. because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom.
Nettlesome
Causing annoyance or difficulty
Impregnable
incapable of being taken by assault
Aberration
Something (such as a problem or type of behavior) that is unusual or unexpected
Syndicate
a group of business people working together
steward
someone who protects or is responsible for money, property, etc, a person whose job is to manage the land and property of another person
paucity
a small amount of something; an amount that is less than what is needed
befuddled
to muddle through; to mix up in a confused way
strident
expressing opinions or criticism in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way
adulterated
to corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element
Arbitration
a process of settling an argument or disagreement in which the people or groups on both sides present their opinions and ideas to a third person or group
Disparate
containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements
Relativism
a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them
Ardent
characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity; having or showing very strong feelings
Peonage
the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt
Oligopoly
Market situation in which producers are so few that the actions of each of them have an impact on price and on competitors.