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History Vocabulary- part 2

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Magnates
a person of eminence or distinction in any field
Manipulate
to manage or influence skillfully in an unfair manner
Manumission
the state of being freed from slavery
Misnomer
an incorrect fact
Monarchy
supreme power held by a single person
Nationalism
loyalty or devotion to one's country
Oligarchy
a form of government where the power is invested in multiple people, often of the upper class.
Pejorative
a derogative remark
Persecution
subject to ill treatment especially on political and religious belief
Precedent
a case which acts as a guide for another circumstance
Prerogative
an exclusive right to an individual or class
Propaganda
the deliberate misuse of information to harm or hurt a person, group, or organization
Quintessential
the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.
Rationalization
to remove unreasonable elements from
Reticent
reluctant, or restrained
Rubric
a list of requirements
Secular
pertaining to worldly things that are not considered religious
Spiritual
of or pertaining to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature
Status quo ante bellum
the state in which things were before the war
Symbiotic
any mutual advantageous association
Tenacious
highly retentive, resolute
Tenuous
thin or slender in form; weak
Usurp
to seize and hold power (throne)