English Definitions Essay

1520 Words Oct 5th, 2015 7 Pages
English 711 Definitions of the Words

Malik – “Let Them Die”

1. galvanize: to make people take action by shocking them or making them excited
2. obituary: a notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person
3. despair: to stop having any hope that a situation will change or improve
4. homogenize: to make uniform or similar.
5. hegemony: control by one country, organization, etc. over other countries
6. sentiment: a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion especially based on emotions
7. vanish: to disappear suddenly and/or in a way that you cannot explain
8. anthropologist: someone who scientifically studies humans and their customs, beliefs,
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Romantic: belonging to or characteristic of romanticism Romanticism: a style of art, music, and literature, popular in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, that deals with the beauty of nature and human emotions
26. crucial: extremely important or necessary
27. delineation: the action of describing or portraying something precisely
28. makeup: the composition or constitution of something
29. Holocaust: the killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s
30. discredit: to make people stop believing that something is true
31. parcel: to wrap something and make it into a parcel
32. discrete: individually separate and distinct
33. unpalatable: not pleasant to taste or difficult to tolerate or accept
34. inalienable: unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor
35. conflate: mix together different elements
36. engage: participate or become involved in
37. incumbent: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility
38. yearn: to want something very much, especially when it is very difficult to get
39. discard: to get rid of something that you no longer want or need
40. tantamount: being almost the same
41. marginal: not part of a main or important group or situation/ small and not important
42. degrading: causing a loss of self-respect; humiliating
43. backbreaking: very hard and tiring
44. sulk: to show that you are angry about being treated badly by looking unhappy

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