10 terms

Reading Explorer - Unit 11B Vocabulary

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invoke
to ask for help from someone more powerful than you, especially a god
temporary
continuing for only a limited period of time
initiate
to arrange for something important to start, such as an official process or a new plan
liberal
allowing people or organizations a lot of political or economic freedom OR willing to understand and respect other people's ideas, opinions, and feelings
empirical
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
persecute
to treat someone cruelly or unfairly over a period of time, especially because of their religious or political beliefs
amending
to correct or make small changes to something (Longman includes "written or spoken" but that doesn't apply to the text.)
violate
to disobey or do something against an official agreement, law, principle etc
appendage
something that is connected to a larger or more important thing
integrity
the state of being united as one complete thing