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Flashcards in Politics as Usual Deck (21)
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Abdicate

Give up right, position, or power

2

Apostate

Traitor, renegade

3

Censure

- to rebuke
- to criticize severely

4

Decamp

Depart suddenly, escape

5

Demagogue

Agitating person, instigator

6

Dissident

Disagreeing, differing

7

Expurgate

To purge of moral offensiveness

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Fractious

Grouchy, cross

9

Gaffe

Goof, mistake, impropriety

10

Harangue

To deliver a long, forceful, and angry speech

11

Polemic

Argument; verbal attack

12

Reprehensible

Shameful

13

Rhetoric

The art/effective use of language in communication and persuasion
- oration

14

Usurp

Take over

15

Vitriolic

Bitter, scathing

16

Proponent

Advocate

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Daunting

Intimidating

18

Subsidy

Grant, allowance, contribution

19

Constituent

- being part of a whole
- being a voting member of an organization and having the power to appoint

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Malfeasance

Wrongdoing, esp by a public figure

21

Libel

A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation (written defamation)