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English Vocab Midterm
: "There can be no gainsaying the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community."
: (verb) to deny or contradict a fact or statement, to speak against or oppose
: “Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification?” Definition:(noun)
the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to
enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress.
“Of course, there is nothing new about this kind of civil disobedience.
It was evidenced sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar, on the ground that a higher
moral law was at stake. “Definition
: (Adj) Inspiring awe; impressive.
Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our
pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Definition
: Noun, 1.A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead. 2.A piece of music in a mournful style.
Definition: (noun) literal: a fly that bites livestock, esp. a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly;
Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass
away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our
fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the
radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation
with all their scintillating beauty. Definition
: (adj.) Animated; Vivacious; Effervescent
Definition: to free from restraint; liberate.
To deprive someone of power, rights or possessions.Sentence: “Slavery soon proved its ability to divest her of these heavenly qualities.”
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligationsSentence: "When I went there, she was pious, warm, and tender-hearted woman."
being at full strength or force
: “I read them over and over again with unabated interest.”
a means of exoneration from an accusation; a fact, evidence,
circumstance, etc, that serves to vindicate a theory or claim
: to clear, as from an accusation]
: "What I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slavery, and a powerful vindication of human rights" (102).
(n.) a state in which things essential for human well-being such as food and warmpth are scarce or lacking
every generation, fortunes increase on the one hand, and some new
privation is added to poverty on the other. We are verging towards
those extremes of opulence and of penury, each of which unhumanizes the
(n.) assistance and support in times of hardship and distressSentence
on the other hand, sees, in all the victims of misery around it, not
objects for pity and succor, but only crude materials to be worked up
into more money.”
(n.) desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness
suppose it to be the universal sentiment of all those who mingle any
ingredient of benevolence with their notions on political economy,