WH10H Vocab

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abstract

theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

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admonish

to warn

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advocate

to speak in favor of

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alternative

(of one or more things) available as another possibility.

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ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

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Analogy

A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way

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anarchy

a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.

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assiduous

hard-working

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assimilate

to absorb fully; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully

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augment

to make larger

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authentic

real; genuine

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belligerent

hostile and aggressive

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bolster

support; prop up

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bureaucratic

over-regulated

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circumvent

to get around; to bypass

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coalition

a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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cohesive

sticking or holding together; unified

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collaborate

to work together

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comply

to do as one is asked or ordered

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concurrent

occurring at the same time

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Connotation

All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests

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constituent

being a part of a whole

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Contingent

subject to chance

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criteria

A means of judging. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged.

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demeanor

outward behavior or bearing

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deplore

to feel or express strong disapproval of

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derogatory

showing a critical or disrespectful attitude

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disparity

a great difference

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disseminate

to scatter or spread widely

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dissident

person who disagrees about beliefs

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distraught

deeply upset and agitated

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hegemony

domination over others

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Demographic

having certain characteristics in common, such as age, race, or gender

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Dogma

something held as an established opinion

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subversive

intended to undermine or overthrow

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onerous

burdensome; heavy; hard to endure

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inadequate

not enough

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subsequent

Coming after or later

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indigenous

native to a certain area

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untenable

not able to be defended

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divert

to turn aside

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dormant

inactive

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egocentric

self-centered, selfish

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elusive

difficult to find, catch, or achieve

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emulate

to imitate

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equitable

fair, just, embodying principles of justice

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eradicate

to wipe out; to destroy

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estrange

to alienate

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exacerbate

to make worse

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expedite

to speed up

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fabricate

to lie

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facilitate

to make easier; to assist

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fortuitous

lucky; by chance

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fraudulent

deceitful

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heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil

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hypothetical

based on an assumption or guess

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illicit

illegal

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imminent

about to happen

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impetuous

impulsive

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incongruous

(adj.) not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible

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indiscriminate

Done at random or without careful judgement

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inherent

Existing as a natural part

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Jurisdiction

(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice

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lax

careless or negligent

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meticulous

extremely careful and precise

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negligent

not properly attentive

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noncholant

cool and confident, unconcerned

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oblivious

unaware

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obscure

not discovered or known about; uncertain

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omnipotent

almighty, having unlimited power or authority

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opportune

occurring or coming at a good time

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Diaspora

A dispersion of people from their homeland

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Secular

denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.

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renounce

to give up or resign something

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corroborate

to confirm; to support with evidence

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monotony

no variation; tediously the same

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nascent

starting to develop; coming into existence

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indispensable

absolutely necessary, not to be neglected

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imposition

an unwelcome demand; a burden

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precedent

an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

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oppose

to be against

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panacea

remedy for all ills

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perfunctory

(of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection.

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preposterous

ridiculous, senseless

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precarious

Dangerous; risky; lacking in security or stability

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precipitate

cause (an event or situation, typically one that is bad or undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.

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preclude

(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

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proficient

skilled at; highly knowledgeable of

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propensity

an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way

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Qualitative

relating to, measuring, or measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity.

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Quantitative

relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality.

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recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

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redeem

compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something)

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rejuvenate

to make young again; to renew

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relegate

assign to a lower position

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relinquish

to let go, give up

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repugnant

(adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

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resilient

able to recover quickly

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retrospect

Reviewing the past; considering past events

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sanction

a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule

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