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30 terms

Franklin & Thoreau

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Savage
primitive; uncivilized; wild; fierce
Civility
formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech
Impartiality
acting without bias or prejudice; treating all with fairness and justice
Compel
to force or pressure someone to do something
Posterity
all future generations
Frivolous
silly and unnecessary
Deferred
put off or postponed; or, to submit respectfully
Esteem
to respect and admire
Profound
important; intense; deep
Loquacity
talkativeness
Tokens
visible representation of something abstract
Assent
agreement
Accosted
approached aggressively
Ethnocentrism
the belief that all cultures should be judged by the standards of your own
Cultural Relativism
the belief that cultural standards naturally vary from place to place
Bias
prejudice in favor of or against something
Cultivate
nurture and encourage
Obligation
duty
Unscrupulous
without morals
Allegiance
loyalty
Martyr
one who dies or sacrifices greatly for their cause
Expediency
basing actions upon efficiency or practicality, without concern for morality
Tinge
to have a slight influence; to color slightly
Eradication
elimination
Insurrection
a violent uprising against an authority or government
Principle
a rule or belief governing ones behavior; a moral value
Conform
to going along with rules or standards; following the majority
Aloof
distant; uninvolved
Simile
a comparison using like or as
Metaphor
a comparison without using like or as