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SAT Vocab Words for History

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sedentary
stay in one place
animistic
the belief in many animal/nature gods
fecund
fertile, bountiful
placated
calmed, soothed, pacified
infallible
perfect, never make mistakes
complacent
satisfied, content
reciprocity
mutual action (an eye for an eye)
omnipotent
all powerful
apex, acme, zenith
the highest point, the peak
indigenous
native, the first
pariahs
someone who is excluded, left out
obeisance
respect, loyalty, "bowing down"
deferential
courteous, respectful, even admiring
maritime
naval, related to the sea
hubris
excessive pride
burgeoning
blossoming, flourishing
emulated
copied or imitated
ousted
kick out, overthrow, expel
covenant
an agreement, contract
diaspora
the scattering of a culture
sect
branch, division, section
deities
god or goddess
meticulous
precise, exact, pays attention to small details
ascetic
self-denying, austere, severe
espoused
promoted, encouraged, embraced
probity
integrity, honesty
effaced
erased
pithy
brief, to the point, concise
stagnated
staying in one place
benevolent
kind, calm, good
arduous
hard, difficult, tough
anarchy
no official government, chaos, disorder
secular
no religion, without religion
schism
split or division