We Are Surrounded by People with Bad Manners

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Vocabulary Study Guide: Readings from Oct. 18, 22, 23, & 24

Frederick Douglass’ essay:
•Stratagems: A plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy. Any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage over an adversary or competitor: business stratagems. •Commenced: to begin; start.

•Depravity: The state of being depraved. A depraved act or practice. •Chattel: a slave.
•Injurious: harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious eating habits. •Pious: Having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations. Characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion; sanctimonious. practiced or used in the name of real or pretended religious motives, or for some ostensibly good object; falsely earnest or sincere: a pious deception. Of or pertaining to religious devotion; sacred rather than secular: pious literature. Ha ving or showing appropriate respect or regard for parents or others. •Dialogue: conversation between two or more persons.

•Emancipation: the act of emancipating.
•Unabated: with undiminished force, power, or vigor.
•Utterance: an act of uttering; vocal expression.
•Denunciation: an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation. •Vindication: the act of vindicating.
•Abhor: to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. •Contemplate: to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully: to contemplate the stars. •Discontentment: not content; dissatisfied; discontented. •Anguish: excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain: the anguish of grief. •Abolitionist: especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S. •Treacherous: characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous. •Tedious: marked by tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a...
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