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15 terms

VFCR Lesson 4

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conducive
adj. promoting; contributing (used with to); helpful
induce
tr. v. 1. to persuade; to influence
2. to cause; to bring about
traduce
tr. v. to slander; to speak falsely or maliciously of
redoubt
n. 1. a small fort defending an important point
2. a place of refuge or defense
hegemony
n. dominance, especially of one political body over another
exegesis
n. a thorough explanation or interpretation, especially of a sacred text
annunciation
n. 1. an announcement; a proclamation
2. (often capitalized) In Christian thought, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God
renunciation
n. an action or statement in which something is given up, rejected, abandoned, or sacrificed
polity
n. an organized society, such as a nation, state, church, or other organization, having a specific form of government
politic
adj. 1. wise; prudent; sagacious
2. expedient; taking advantage of the moment; shrewd
potentate
n. monarch; a ruler possessing great power
puissant
adj. mighty; powerful; forceful
regalia
n. 1. emblems and symbols of royalty, rank, office, or institution
2. finery; elaborate attire
regency
n. the office or period of office as a regent; one who administers for a monarch, especially (sometimes capitalized) in England (1811-1820) and in France (1715-1723)
n. and adj. (often capitalized) a style of dress, furniture, and architecture characteristic of the regency period in England
viceroy
n. a governor or ruler exercising authority on behalf of a sovereign in a province or colony