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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 8 Deck (20):
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Stricture

(n.) a restriction, a limitation

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Egalitarian

(adj.) believing in the social and economic equality of all people

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Munificent

(adj.) very generous; lavish

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Exigency

(n.) an emergency; and urgency

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Volatile

(adj.) quick to evaporate; highly unstable; explosive

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Trepidation

(n.) fear or apprehension

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Sycophant

(n.) one who sucks up to others

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Subversive

(adj.) corruption; overthrowing; undermining

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Agnostic

(n.) one who believes that the existence of a God can be neither proven nor disproven

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Bastion

(n.) strong; fortress; fortified place

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Catharsis

(n.) purification that brings emotional relief or renewal

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Castigate

(v.) to criticize severely; to chastise

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Derogatory

(adj.) disapproving; degrading

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Disparate

(adj.) different; incompatible; unequal

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Fatalist

(n.) belief in predestination- future events are already determined and humans are powerless to change them

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Genre

(n.) a type or category, especially of art or writing

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Hegemony

(n.) leadership; especially of one nation over another

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Ideology

(n.) a system of social or political ideas

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Panacea

(n.) something that cures everything

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Lampoon

(v.) to satirize; to mock; to parody