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introduction
hook [quotation, rhetorical question, shocking fact]
thesis: I therefore negate/oppose the resolution that ________________.
the case
2-4 contentions with sources
conclusion
reiterate thesis
composed
put together; made up
express
to show; represent in words; convey
fragile
weak; brittle; delicate; easily broken
frantically
anxiously; in a panic; nervously; desperately
missionary
[a person] involved in religious or humanitarian work; evangelist
numbness
without feeling; a lack of feeling or emotion
practical
useful rather than theoretical; sensible; realistic
regugee
a person who flees a country to avoid persecution or seek safety [refuge or asylum]; emigrant
unspeakable
horrible; too awful for words
version
adaptation; form or variation of original
anecdote
small story that's fequently amusing & often personal
dearth
lack; scarcity; shortage
economical
not wasteful; frugal; thrifty
grave
serious; somber
infinite
without end or limit
mode
style; manner; custom; method
precarious
ossibly dangerous; delicately balanced; uncertain; cautious
relieve
alleviate; remove pressure; free from burden; ease
steer
to direct or pilot
unconscious
unaware
crevice
crack, narrow opening; cranny
defiance
resistance; opposition; challenge, rebellion
despairingly
hopelessly; despondently
dismal
bleak; pessimistic; gloomy; cheerless
flawed
imperfect; defective; damaged
lament
to mourn; grieve; express regret
shrill
piercing; ear-shattering; like a shriek; sharp; high-pitched
stealthily
without being noticed; unseen; sneakily; slyly; secretively; furtively
strive
try or work hard; seek a goal
vault
a closed-up room; tomb; burial chamber