S. Vocab Week 9 Flashcards

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ultimatum

A

a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations

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vacuous

A

having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless

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watershed

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an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs

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4
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young Turk

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a young person eager for radical change to the established order

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5
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zero tolerance

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refusal to accept antisocial behavior, typically by strict and uncompromising application of the law

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abet

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encourage or assist someone to do something wrong, in particular, to commit a crime or other offense

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7
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bravado

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a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate

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8
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collusion

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secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

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9
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deduce

A

arrive at a fact or a conclusion by reasoning; draw as a logical conclusion

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10
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eradicate

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destroy completely; put an end to.

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