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Currents in Literature - Ch 9

Vocabulary from Currents in Literature Chapter 9
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compassion
a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
complexity
difficulty; intricacy
developmental
having to do with growth and progress
empathy
Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
ethnicity
a group of people who share a common culture, religion, race or nationality.
inherent
Existing as a natural part
onerous
troubling; burdensome
prolific
abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity
specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
tenet
an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true