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Transcending

Be or go beyond the range or limits of. (surpass or excel)

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Catalyst

something or someone that brings about a change in something else

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Myriad

A countless or extremely great number.

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Ad hominem

To attack a person verbally rather than their argument.

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Assuage

Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.

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Provincial

Someone is restricted in their experience. secluded within the boundaries of viewpoint or culture.

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Petulant

(Of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

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Hackneyed

lacking significance after having been overused; unoriginal trope in book or movie. (stereotyped)

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Prerogative

A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class. A WHITE MAN

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Approbation

Approval or praise.

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Hiatus

A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.

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Lurid

Very vivid in color, especially so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

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Expostulate

Express strong disapproval or disagreement.

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Umbrage

Offense or annoyance. (also taking shade; for example under a tree on a hot day)

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Jaded

Tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm

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Indict

charge with a serious crime

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Interdiction

The action of prohibiting (preventing) or forbidding something or a person. (ban)

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Indoctrinate

Teach or instruct (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically. (They have been indoctrinated by television to believe that violence is normal.)

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Aberration

A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected. A characteristic that deviates from the normal type. (astray from the norm)

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Affinity

A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something (Some people have a natural affinity with children.)

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Alienable

Able to be transferred to new ownership.

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Ally

A state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.

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Axiom

Core belief or statement and expected as true in that culture or society as a whole (Earth is flat, not whole.)

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Banter

The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.

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Declaration

A formal or explicit statement or announcement.

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Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; calm, or peaceful.

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Plunder

Steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder.

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Redress

Remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)

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Providence

The protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power. Divine guidance or care.

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30

Denounce

Publicly declare to be wrong or evil. Inform against.

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Defer

put off to a later time; postpone.

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Deference

humble submission and respect.

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Slander

the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. (malicious intent) (orally against you)

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Maraud

roam in search of things to steal or people to attack, raid and plunder.

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Enrapture

give intense pleasure or joy to.

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Prodigious

remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree, unnatural or abnormal. (important)

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Exude

when a person displays an emotion or quality strongly and openly. (when he passed the test you could feel his happiness exude from him).

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Pretense

an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.

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Partisan

only going along with what their party would advocate and not hearing anyone else out

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Exaltation

a feeling or state of extreme happiness

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Abomination

a thing that causes disgust or hatred

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Calumny

the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation

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43

Conjure

call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear

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Heathen

someone who is not a part of the socially accepted religion at that time (outsider) insulting someone saying their beneath you (you are such a heathen look at your table manners)

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Predilection

a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.

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Orthodox

sticking to the tradition/norm. what is generally or traditionally accepted as right

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Deviate

to stray away from the norm

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Obtrusive

noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way.

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Phantasmagoria

dream-like visions

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Sublime

of such excellence. beautiful and inspiring

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Specious

seems right on the surface, but when you think about it its not

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Precipitous

done suddenly and without careful consideration.

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Pervade

intrude apon or filter through into something

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Ennui

a state of boredom and apathy (lack of interest)

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Morale

the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

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Impromptu

done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed. (Spontaneously)

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Sheathed

enclosed in a protective covering (usually has to do with a knife or sword)

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Tranquility

the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.

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Domestic

existing or occurring inside a particular country; not foreign or international.

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pro tempore

for the time being

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Supersede

to take the place of; to replace

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Construe

interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.

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Apportion

divide and allocate

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Intervene

come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events

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Theology

the study of the nature of God and religious belief.

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Ratify

sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.

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Insurrection

a violent uprising against an authority or government.

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Validity

the quality of being logically or factually sound

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Duly

in accordance with what is required or appropriate; following proper procedure or arrangement. (expected)

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Requisite

made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.

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Census

an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.

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Rescind

revoke, cancel, or repeal

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agnostic

one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven

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transcendental

supernatural; going beyond normal experience

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esoteric

intended for or understood by only a small group

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erudite

learned; scholarly

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jainism

teaches that the path to enlightenment is through nonviolence and reducing harm to living things (including plants and animals) as much as possible. (practiced mainly in India)

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atheist

A person who denies the existence of God

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canon

an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature

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Fidelity

faithfulness; loyalty

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Analyze

Break into parts

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Articulate

Express Clearly

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Compare

Find Likenesses

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Contrast

Find differences

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Delineate

Describe in Detail

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Demonstrate

to show clearly

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Develop

Elaborate or expand

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Distinguish

Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.

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Evaluate

Examine and judge carefully.

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Explain

Make plain or define

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anaphora

the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses

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hortative

urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging

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paradox

self-contradictory statements that defy logic but some how it makes sense

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juxtaposition

Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts

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95

What size should MLA be in

12

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What font is MLA in

Times New Roman; double spaced

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How big should the margins me on all four sides

1-inch

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98

How many inches is the header from he top of the paper

.5 inch

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what goes in the header

last name; page number

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what should be italicized

website (container of information), book, journal, newspaper, play, films, epic poems, titles of albums (songs)

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