The Case For Reparations Vocab First 15

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Reparations

Amends, acts of atonement, or satisfaction given as a result of a wrong or injury

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Peonage

the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged

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Chicanery

trickery, deceptive practices or tactices, double-dealing

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Acquisitive

able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

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Equity

A condition in which people receive from a relationship in proportion to what they give to it; an ownership stake

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Buttressed

held up, supported

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Culled

Picked out; selected

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Unscrupulous

Lacking moral restraint; scornful of what is right or honorable

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Rapacious

voracious, greedy, plundering, subsisting on prey

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Pilfer

(v.) to steal in small quantities

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Halcyon

calm and peaceful, prosperous

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Precipitous

rapid, uncontrolled

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Conflagration

A large destructive fire

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Trenchant

(adj.) incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut

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Beseech

To ask earnestly; to beg

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