Monday, October 24, 2011

Poltics and Government HW - Due Tues, Oct 25

Ingenuity: the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges.

Promulgated: the act of formally proclaiming or declaring a new statutory or administrative law as in effect after it receives final approval.

Parable: a brief, succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a moral or religious lesson.

Tact: consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

Viable: capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

Metaphysical: pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics; "metaphysical philosophy"

Existential: derived from experience or the experience of existence

Demurely: Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.

Palladium: a silver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum

Invariably: without variation or change, in every case; "constantly kind and gracious"; "he always arrives on time"

Locutions: a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"

Plutarch: a lunar impact crater that lies near the north-northeastern limb of the Moon, just to the south of the irregular crater Seneca

Exalted: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"

Demonstrable: capable of being demonstrated or proved; "obvious lies"; "a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare"

Mediocrities: The assumptions of mediocrity principle is the notion in philosophy of science that there is nothing special about humans or the Earth.
Vocab - Copy or tape into notebook. Use each in a sentence

Aide-de-Camp: an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

Envisaged: form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"

Passive: lacking in energy or will

Eminence: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"

Demagogue: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

Progenitors: an ancestor in the direct line

Dutiful: willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"

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