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unit 5 history

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abet
to assist or encourage usually in some type of wrong doing
atheism
the doctrine or beliefe that there is no god
convulse
to contract involuntarily as in a spasm
cosmopolitan
of worldwide scope of applicability
cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives
denounce
to speak out against
enclave
an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territorty it surrounds
foment
to stir up public opinion
hamper
to prevent the progress of
momentous
of very great significance as in an event
penitentiary
a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
proximity
the property of being close together
smolder
have strong or supressed feelings for
stimulants
drugs that temporarily quicken some vital processes
stopgap
something contrived to meet and urgent emergency
bible belt
the region of american south, ectending roughly from north carolina west to texas where protestant fundamentalism and belief in literal interpretation of the bible have traditionally been strongest
provincial
narrow and limited; isolated from cosmopolitian influence
racketeer
a person who obtains illegally by fraud bootlegging or gambling
underworld
those who live in outside societys law by vice or crime
credit
the arrangment of purchasing goods or services immediatly but making the payment at a late date
installment
a credit system by which goods already aquired are paid for in a series of payments at specified intervals
magnate
an influential person in a large scale enterprise
repression
the forcing of instincts or ideas painful to the concious mind into the unconcious, where the contiinue to excersise influence
charismatic
concerning the personal magnetism or appeal of a leader for his or her followers litterally "gift of grace"
functionalism
the theroy that a plan or design should be derrived from practical purpose