APUSH Vocab MP 3

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acerbic

Sharp or harsh

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acumen

a person's ability to make good judgments and quick decisions

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adherent

Strong supporter of something

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adroit

skillful, clever

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adversary

opponent

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amphibious

relating to both land and water

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anomaly

irregularity

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aphorism

a brief statement of an idea

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ascetic

practicing strict self-discipline

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auspices

support or encouragement

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austere

severe or strict self-discipline through psychological teachings

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bastion

an institution defending certain standards

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bulwark

a strong support or reinforcement

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cardinal

crucial

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cataclysm

a violent event that causes change to recover

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chasten

to correct by means of punishment

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clandestine

secretly kept

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collegial

marked by equal division of authority

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commensurate

to correspond in a suitable amount

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consign

to give into the hands of another

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consternation

feeling of anger of confusion due to something sudden

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22

cosmopolitan

being multicultural and showing aspects from across the world

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deferment

suspension

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demarcation

a fixed boundary

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denigrate

to condemn unfairly

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despondent

feeling extremely discouraged

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discretionary income

income remaining after tax reduction and expenses

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ecumenical

representing worldwide Christian unity

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emaciated

abnormally thin

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espionage

use of spies to retain information from enemies

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etymology

the study of the origin of words

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eulogy

a speech in honor of the deceased

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exacerbate

to worsen in quality or increase in violence

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furlough

leave of absence

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heinous

forceful

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iconoclast

a person who criticizes beliefs

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impunity

exemption from punishment

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incumbent

a person currently holding office

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infidel

something with opposing beliefs that do not accept a particular faith

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kamikaze

a suicidal mission

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libertarianism

a political belief that the government should interfere as little as possible with the people

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materiel

military equipment

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mitigate

to weaken

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moratorium

a designated time period for suspending activity

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nostrum

a questionable remedy

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odyssey

an epic joir

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oligarchy

a government in which only a few people are in command

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overleverage

to take on debt

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patrician

an aristocrat

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privation

the deprivation of human essentials

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proponent

argument in favor of something

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rancor

bitterness

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reconnaissance

a military survey of enemy territory

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reforestation

the natural renewal of forests that have been depleted

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repercussion

an unwelcome outcome

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revile

to criticize abusively

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saccharine

overly sweet

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shantytown

area around a city that is settled by the poor

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squalid

lowly and neglected

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symbiotic

mutually beneficial relationship

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thermonuclear

relating to a nuclear reaction over high temperatures

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vitriolic

malicious

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