english qtr 2 vocab

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english qtr 2 vocab
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JFK's inaugural address, MLK's "I Have a Dream"
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  1. forebears
    ancestor
  2. prescribed
    to lay down as a guide
  3. heirs
    entitled to inherit the estate
  4. tempered
    adjusted by adding a counter-balancing element
  5. heritage
    culture, tradition
  6. committed
    to pledge
  7. assure
    to make certain
  8. pledge
    to promise the performace of
  9. asunder
    to put aside or apart
  10. tyranny
    oppressive power
  11. alliance
    bond or connection
  12. aggression
    forceful action
  13. subversion
    overthrow a government by persons working secretly within
  14. sovereign
    self-rule
  15. invective
    abusive word or expression
  16. adversary
    enemy
  17. civility
    politeness
  18. negotiate
    to confer with another to arrive at a settlement
  19. belaboring
    to attack verbally
  20. fomulate
    develop
  21. invoke
    to put into effect
  22. eradicate
    to do with completely
  23. commerce
    buisness
  24. oppressed
    burdened mentally
  25. endeavor
    effort
  26. preserved
    kept safe
  27. summons
    to call upon
  28. tribulation
    trouble
  29. forge
    to form
  30. shrink
    retreat
  31. emancipation
    setting free
  32. proclamation
    public and official anouncement
  33. momentous
    of great importance
  34. decree
    judicial decision
  35. seared
    to burn with a hot instrument
  36. withering
    shriveling from loss of moisture
  37. manacles
    handcuffs
  38. segregation
    discrimination
  39. languishing
    become weak, droop, fade
  40. exile
    banished from home land
  41. promissory
    containing a promise
  42. unalienable
    not to be separated
  43. defaulted
    to fail to do what is required
  44. obligation
    a binding promise
  45. insufficient
    lacking
  46. hallowed
    sacred
  47. desolate
    deserted
  48. sweltering
    suffering heat
  49. tranquility
    peacefulness
  50. threshold
    entrance to a house
  51. degenerate
    diminish in quality
  52. engulfed
    submerge
  53. evidenced
    show clearly
  54. inextricably
    incapable of being solved
  55. ghetto
    slum area
  56. quest
    search to obtain something
  57. persecution
    drive away because of their religion
  58. redemptive
    salvation
  59. wallow
    move along clumsily
  60. creed
    system of religious belief
  61. oasis
    fertile or green area in a desert, usually having a spring
  62. nullification
    making void
  63. exalted
    noble
  64. hew
    chop
  65. transform
    change in form
  66. jangling
    producing sounds
  67. discords
    lack of agreement
  68. prodigious
    wonderful

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