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					                               AVID 9 Semester 2 Vocabulary Lists
   List 1 - Due 2/10/11                                       Week 1      List 4 - Due 3/11/11                                      Week 5
 1 Apostate (n) one who renounces faith                                 1 Quell (v) to crush or subdue
 2 Bias (adj) prejudice                                                 2 Redress (v) to relief from wrong
 3 Candor (n) honesty of expression                                     3 Serenity (n) calmness, peacefulness
 4 Incessant (adj) never ceasing                                        4 Revere (v) to workship
 5 Magnanimous (adj) generous                                           5 Squalid (adj) filthy
 6 Insatiable (adj) never satisfied                                     6 Wry (adj) amusing, ironic
 7 Kinetic (adj) relating to motion                                     7 Vex (adj) to irritate; annoy
 8 Emulate (v) to copy, imitate                                         8 Coddle (v) to baby
 9 Debilitate (v) to weaken                                             9 Belligerent (adj) hostile; tending to fight
10 Fortuitous (adj) fortunate; happening by luck                       10 Copious (adj) abundant; plentiful
11 Harbinger (n) sign of something to acome                            11 Scoff (v) to ridicule
12 Nomadic (adj) moving from place to place                            12 Ostentatious (adj) showy
13 Palatial (adj) like a palace; magnificent                           13 Novice (n) beginner
14 Prosaic (adj) dull; commonplace                                     14 Pert (adj) lively and bold
15 Myriad (n) immense number, multitude                                15 Enunciate (v) to pronounce clearly
   List 2 - Due 2/18/11                                       Week 2      List 5 - Due 3/18/11                                  Week 6
 1 Euphamism (n) a nicer way to say something                           1 Defile (v) to dirty
 2 Guile (n) trickery; deception                                        2 Gluttony (n) eating and drinking to excess
 3 Henious (adj) wicked                                                 3 Foreboding (adj) sensing dark evil to come
 4 Incorrigible (adj) incapable of being corrected                      4 Craven (adj) cowardly
 5 Largess (n) generosity; gift                                         5 Beguile (v) to deceive; mislead
 6 Opulence (n) wealth                                                  6 Atrocious (adj) monstrous; shockingly bad
 7 Prevaricate (v) to lie                                               7 Consolidate (v) to combine
 8 Ramification (n) consequence                                         8 Impetuous (adj) impulsive; acting without thinking
 9 Secular (adj) not pertaining to a specific religion                  9 Lumber (v) to move slowly and awkwardly
10 Surplus (n) excess                                                  10 Hone (v) to sharpen; to specify
11 Transient (adj) temporary; short-lived                              11 Panacea (n) a cure-all
12 Vehemently (adj) strongly, urgently                                 12 Sensual (adj) suggesting sexuality
13 Stoic (adj) indifferent; having no emotion                          13 Reclusive (adj) shut off from the world
14 Winsome (adj) charming                                              14 Pummel (v) to pound; crush
15 Esoteric (adj) understood by only a few                             15 Sprightly (adj) lively, animated, energetic
   List 3 - Due 2/25/11                                       Week 3*** List 6 - Due 3/25/11                                        Week 7
 1 Sanguine (adj) cheerfully optimistic                                 1 Frugal (adj) thrifty; cheap
 2 Rapport (n) relationship of trust and respect                        2 Haughty (adj) arrogant and condescending
 3 Pulverize (v) to pound, to crush                                     3 Exonerate (v) to clear of blame
 4 Revitalize (v) to renew                                              4 Feasible (adj) possible, capable of being done
 5 Sublime (adj) awe-inspiring                                          5 Credulous (adj) gullible
 6 Vendetta (n) long hostile feud                                       6 Indolent (adj) habitually lazy; idle
 7 Wanton (adj) undisciiplined                                          7 Livid (adj) reddened with anger
 8 Trite (adj) shallow; superficial                                     8 Lethargic (adj) inactive, idle; lazy
 9 Unwarranted (adj) unjustified                                        9 Pertinent (adj) applicable; appropriate
10 Coerce (v) to force to do                                           10 Obsolete (adj) no longer in use
11 Aversion (n) intense dislike                                        11 Ravenous (adj) extremely hungry
12 Brazen (adj) bold; shameless                                        12 Skeptical (adj) doubtful; questioning
13 Cavalier (adj) carefree; happy                                      13 Retrospective (adj) looking back to the past
14 Fiasco (n) disaster                                                 14 Sporatic (adj) infrequent; inconsistent
15 Euphoria (n) feeling of well-being; happiness                       15 Vindictive (adj) spiteful; unforgiving
   Review and Test for Lists 1 - 3                       WEEK 4           Review and Test for Lists 4-6                    Week 8
               TEST #1 on 3/5/11                                                       Test #2 on 4/1/11
                               *** Please note the due dates! They do not fall on the usual Fridays!
     List 7 - Due 4/8/11                                         Week 8         List 10 - Due 5/13/11                                     Week 12
 1 Compensate (v) to repay or reimburse                                     1 Audacious (adj) bold, daring, fearless
 2 Bombastic (adj) conceited                                                2 Bequeath (v) to give or leave through a will
 3 Arduous (sdj) extremely difficult                                        3 Clandestine (adj) secretive
 4 Immaculate (adj) spotlessly clean                                        4 Charlatan (n) a flamboyant deceiver
 5 Larceny (adj) theft of property                                          5 Condone (v) to excuse, overlook; be lenient with
 6 Ingenious (adj) original; clever                                         6 Denounce (v) to accuse or condemn openly
 7 Jargon (n) specialized language; slang                                   7 Eradicate (v) to erase or wipe out; eliminate
 8 Forte (n) a strong point; something a person does well                   8 Fallacious (adj) wrong; unsound; illogical
 9 Facile (adj) very easy                                                   9 Grandiose (adj) magnificently conceited; large and pretentious
10 Hydrate (v) to add water to                                             10 Heterogeneous (adj) diverse; mixed
11 Inept (adj) clumsy; awkward                                             11 Ignominious (adj) disgraceful and dishonorable
12 Malice (n) hatred                                                       12 Liberation (n) freedom; emancipation
13 Ominous (adj) threatening                                               13 Malnutrition (n) under-nourishment
14 Patronize (v) to condescend; speak to as a child                        14 Solidarity (n) unity under a common cause or belief
15 Pristine (adj) untouched; uncorrupted                                   15 Versatile (adj) adaptable; al-purpose
****List 8 - Due 4/25/11                                         Week 9 *** List 11 - Due 5/20/11                                           Week 13
 1 Assimilation (n) act of blending in (esp socially)                       1 Prude (adj) ome who is excessively proper or modest
 2 Blasphemous (adj) cursing; profane                                       2 Quandary (n) dilemma; difficulty
 3 Boisterous (adj) rowdy; loud                                             3 Ravine (n) deep, narrow gorge
 4 Calamitous (adj) disastrous; catastrophic                                4 Reprehensible (adj) deserving of blame
 5 Chaotic (adj) extremely disorderly                                       5 Retort (n) a cutting response; mean reply
 6 Exacerbate (v) to aggravate                                              6 Sloth (n) sluggishness; laziness
 7 Fatuous (adj) stupid                                                     7 Stifle (n) to supress; to smother
 8 Gargantuan (adj) giant; tremendous                                       8 Tang (n) a sharp flavor or odor
 9 Heathen (n) an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person            9 Undermine (v) to sabotage; to weaken
10 Impeccable (adj) flawless; without fault                                10 Utilitarian (adj) useful; functional
   Licentious (adj) going beyond customary or proper bounds or                Onerous (adj) having or involving obligations or responsibilities,
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   limits; disregarding rules                                                 esp. legal ones, that outweigh the advantages
12 Maladroit (adj) clumsy                                                  12 Vernacular (adj) everyday, ordinary language
13 Martyr (n) person dying for his/her beliefs                             13 Tenacious (adj) stubborn; holding firm
14 Perpetual (adj) endless; ongoing                                        14 Robust (adj) – strong and healthy; hardy
15 Protrusion (n) something that sticks out                                15 Obliterate (v) to destroy completely
****List 9 - Due 4/25/11                                         Week 10        List 12 - Due 5/27/11                                       Week 14
 1 Equanimity (n) calmness, cool under fire                                 1 Impetus (n) motivation
 2 Illustrious (adj) famous                                                 2 Docile (adj) obedient, following directions w/o complaint
 3 Unruly (adj) disobedient; lawless                                        3 Cherubic (adj) sweet and angelic
 4 Despondent (adj) depressed; dejected                                     4 Morose (adj) expressing gloom; glum
 5 Repose (n) state of being at rest, peace                                 5 Noisome (adj) distasteful; smelling badly
 6 Precocious (adj) being advanced at an early age                          6 Expedite (v) to hasten or quicken
 7 Impartial (adj) not in favor of one side or the other; fair              7 Heckler (n) person who harasses others
 8 Poignant (adj) very significant or important                             8 Obsequious (adj) characterized by kissing up
 9 Labyrinth (n) a maze, usually made of rooms                              9 Mandate (n) an order
10 Vehement (adj) forceful; intensely emotional                            10 Mentor (n) teacher
11 Vagrant (n) a homeless wanderer                                         11 Ruthless (adj) showing no compassion
12 Compress (v) to press together into less space                          12 Surreptitious (adj) done in a secretive way
13 Vent (v) to express or utter                                            13 Premeditate (v) to plan in advance
14 Satiate (v) – to satisfy or fulfill                                     14 Prodigious (adj) enormous
15 Preposterous (adj) ridiculous, absurd                                   15 Composure (n) self-controlled state of mind; calm, tranquil
     Review and Test for Lists 7 - 9                    WEEK 11                 Review and Test for Lists 10-12                  Week 15
                          TEST #3 on 5/5/11                                                         Test #4 on 6/3/11


                                                                  extra words
   List 13 - Due 10/30/09                                         Week 8        List 16 - Due 10/30/09                                   Week 8
 1 Naïve (adj) gullible                                                      1 Nondescript (adj) ordinary
 2 Vindicate (v) to free from blame                                          2 Venerate (v) to respect a great deal
 3 Inherent (adj) built in, in-born                                          3 Trepidation (n) fear
 4 Perpetuate (v) to make something last; preserve from extinction           4 Missive (n)- a written message, a letter
 5 Bleak (adj) cold or cheerless                                             5 Soporific (adj) anything causing sleep
 6 Implicate (v) to hint or suggest at something                             6 Meager (adj) inadequate, a small amount
 7 Engage (v) to hold the attention of someone                               7 Magnitude (n) greatness; extent
 8 Compile (v) to put together (like a list or book)                         8 restitution (n) – payment for a loss or damages
 9 Harrowing (adj) agonizing; traumatic                                      9 Concise (adj) brief but comprehensive
10 Obscure (adj) hard to perceive; not clear or plain                       10 Premonition (n) a feeling of evil to come
11 Lugubrious (adj) overly tearful or depressed                             11 Prattle (v) to babble
12 Impeccable (adj) faultless                                               12 Altruistic (adj) kind
13 Monumental (adj) massive                                                 13 Inconsequential (adj) unimportant
14 Superfluous (adj) unnecessary; excessive; overabundant                   14 Adulterate (v) to corrupt
15 Curmudgeon (n) a cranky person                                           15 Wrench (v) pull; strain; twist
   List 14 - Due 10/30/09                                         Week 8        List 17 - Due 10/30/09                                   Week 8
 1 Colloquial (adj) informal, conversational language                        1 Hackneyed (adj) overused
 2 Vendetta (n) a blood feud                                                 2 Obstreperous (adj) troublesome
 3 Querulous (adj) full of complaints                                        3 Incorrigible (adj) not correctable
 4 Coquette (n) a flirty woman                                               4 Pious (adj) devout, religious
 5 Impede (v) to slow the progress of                                        5 Sagacious (adj) – shrewd, wise
 6 Distortion (n) a lack of proortionality in an image or sound              6 Acquiesce (v) to agree
 7 Badger (v) to annoy                                                       7 Heterogeneous (adj) mixed, full of variety
 8 Indifferent (adj)                                                         8 Pervasive (adj) spread throughout every part
 9 Obdurate (adj) stubborn                                                   9 Mock (v) to ridicule; imitate
10 Lackadaisical (adj)                                                      10 Urgent (adj) calling for immediate attention
11 Haphazard (adj) random; by chance                                        11 Paucity (n) scaracity
12 Ogle (v) to make eyes at; to look at amorously                           12 Malice (n) a feeling of need to see others suffer
13 Stupefy (v) to amaze                                                     13 Pious (adj) devout, religious
14 Perfidious (adj) disloyal                                                14 Dolorous (adj) full of sorrow; sad
15 Momento (n) a token or reminder                                       15 Momentous (adj)-of utmost importance; of outstanding
                                                                            significance or consequence
   List 15 - Due 10/30/09                                         Week 8    List 18 - Due 10/30/09                                       Week 8
 1 Validate (v) to confirm; ratify                                           1 Nurture (v) to nourish, educate
 2 Precocious (adj) mature development or talent                             2 Rife (adj) – widespread, prevalent; abundant
 3 Chagrin (n) sadness                                                       3 Conception (n) the act or power of forming
 4 Lampoon (v) to ridicule                                                   4 Waylay (v) ambush, lie in wait
 5 Pious (adj) devout, religious                                             5 Stoic (adj) emotionless
 6 Zealot (n) a fanatic                                                      6 Boisterous (adj) very loud
 7 Heyday (n) time of greatest success; prime                                7 Inane (adj) silly, senseless
 8 Pert (adj) bold; lively                                                   8 Wanton (adj) reckless
 9 Squander (adj) to spend or use extravagantly; wasteful                    9 Fortuitous (adj) happening by luck
10 Lethargy (n) state of being unenergetic                                  10 Mundane (adj)-of, relating to, or typical of this world
11 Muse (v)-a source of inspiration                                         11 Unwarranted (adj) unjustified; groundless, underserved
12 Versatile (adj) having many talents, uses, capabilities                  12 Craven (adj) cowardly
13 Penitent (adj) sorrowful                                                 13 Profound (adj) having depth or seriousness
14 Malign (v) to bad-mouth or speak evil of                                 14 Congruent (adj) having the same size and shape
15 Officious (adj) meddlesome; resisting authority   15 Meander (v) to wind or or turn in its course
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Abstemious (adj) self-controlled
Abstract (adj)
Acquiesce (v) to agree
Acrid (adj)
Adamant (adj)
Adapt (v)
Adept (adj)
Admonish (v)
Adulterate (v) to corrupt
Aesthetic (adj)
Affable (adj) friendly
Alliance (n) a union or two or more groups
Altruistic (adj) kind
Arbiter (n) a judge who decides a dispted issue
Austere (adj) simple
Badger (v) to annoy
Benevolent (adj)
Boisterous (adj) very loud
Bombastic (adj) conceited
Candid (adj) outspoken, free from reservation
Capricious (adj)
Chagrin (n) sadness
Charlatan (n) a fake or phony person
Cherubic (adj) sweet and angelic
Choleric (adj) short tempered and angry
Clamber (v) to scramble
Collaborate (v) to work together
Colloquial (adj) informal, conversational language
Colossal (adj) extraordinarily great in size; huge
Combustible (adj) capable of catching on fire; flammable
Commemorate (v) to honor the memory of
Compact (n) closely and firmly joined together; small in size
Compile (v) to put together (like a list or book)
Complacent (adj)
Composure (n) self-controlled state of mind; calm, tranquil
Compress (v) to press together into less space
Conception (n) the act or power of forming
Conciliatory (adj)
Concise (adj) brief but comprehensive
Coquette (n) a flirty woman
Corpse (n) a dead body
Craven (adj) cowardly
Cryptic (adj) difficult to understand
Curmudgeon (n) a cranky person
Debilitate (v) to weaken
Decorous (adj) decent, correct, proper
Deride (v) to humiliate
Despondent (adj) depressed; dejected
Devious (adj)
Dilatory (ajd) lazy
Diligent (adj)
Discernible (adj)
Distortion (n) a lack of proortionality in an image or sound
Docile (adj) obedient, following directions w/o complaint
Dogged (adj) stubbornly persistent
Dogmatic (adj)
Dolorous (adj) full of sorrow; sad
Dotard (n) a senile, old person
Eccentric (adj)
Egregious (adj) very noticeable
Eloquent (and) well spoken
Emphasize (v) to give special emphasis to; to stres the importance of
Endure (v) to put up with
Engage (v) to hold the attention of someone
Equanimity (n) calmness, cool under fire
Erudite (n) a learned or wise person
Fallacious (adj)
Fathom (v)
Feasible (adj)
Feign (v)
Felon (n)
Feral (adj)
Fiasco (n)
Fickle (adj)
Finesse (n)
Flagrant (adj) extremely bad
Fortuitous (adj) happening by luck
Frank (adj) being honest
Gait (n)
Gall (n)
Gargantuan (adj)
Garnish (v)
Gauche (adj)
Gavel (n)
Generate (v)
Germinate (v)
Glower (v) to glare
Hackneyed (adj) overused
Haggle (v) to argue about prices
Hail (v) to greet someone
Haphazard (adj) random; by chance
Harbor (v) to provide a refuge for; to hide
Hardy (adj) sturdy; robust
Harrowing (adj) agonizing; traumatic
Heckler (n) person who harasses others
Heed (v) to pay attention; to consider
Heresy (n) opinion contrary to popular belief
Heterogeneous (adj) mixed, full of variety
Heyday (n) time of greatest success; prime
Ideology (n)
Idolatry (n)
Ignite (v)
Illicit (adj) illegal
Illuminate (v) brighten, clear up or make understandanble
Illustrious (adj) famous
Immaculate (adj) clean, spotless
Impair (v) injure,hurt
Impartial (adj)
Impartial (adj) not in favor of one side or the other; fair
Impasse (n) deadlock, situation from which there is no excape
Impeccable (adj) faultless
Impede (v) to slow the progress of
Impetus (n) motivation
Incessant (adj) continuous
Inconsequential (adj) unimportant
Indifferent (adj)
Indoctrinate (v) to instruct or teach
Indolent (adj) lazy
Inevitable (adj) unable to be avoided
Inherent (adj) built in, in-born
Inquisitive (adj)
Insipid (adj) boring; dull
Integrity (n) trustworthiness
Jocular (adj)
Juncture (n)
Kleptomaniac (n)
Lackadaisical (adj)
Laconic (adj)
Laconic (adj) using few words; brief
Lament (v)
Laud (v)
Lethargy (n) state of being unenergetic
Linger (v)
Lofty (adj)
Lucid (adj) easily understood, clear
Lucrative (adj) profitable
Lugubrious (adj) overly tearful or depressed
Lunge (v) a quick forward dive or reach
Lurid (adj) wild; graphic, gruesome
Lustrous (adj) shiny
Luxuriant (adj) rich and splendid; abundant
Magnitude (n) greatness; extent
Malady (n) illness
Malign (v) to bad-mouth or speak evil of
Malignant (adj) evil in nature or effect
Mandate (n) an order
Meander (v) to wind or or turn in its course
Meek (adj) quiet and obedient; spiritless
Mentor (n) teacher
Mesmerize (v) to hyptonize
Metaphor (n) implied comparison
Methodical (adj) systematic
Meticulous (adj)
Mettle (n) courage; spirit
Minuscule (adj) very small
Miscontrue (v)-to mistake the meaning of, misinterpret
Misdemeanor (n) a minor crime
Missive (n)- a written message, a letter
Mobile (adj) - able to move or be moved
Mock (v) to ridicule; imitate
Mollify (v)- to calm in temper or feeling
Momento (n) a token or reminder
Momentous (adj)-of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence
Monetary (adj)-of or relating to money
Monumental (adj) massive
Morose (adj) expressing gloom; glum
Mortician (n)- a technician that handles corpses
Mundane (adj)-of, relating to, or typical of this world
Mural (n)-a very large image, usually painted on a wall
Muse (v)-a source of inspiration
Naïve (adj) gullible
Nefarious (adj) evil, very wicked
Negate (v) cancel out; nullify; deny
Nemesis (n) someone seeking revenge
Nepotism (n) favoritism (to a relative)
Noisome (adj) distasteful; smelling badly
Nonchalance (n) lack of concern; indifferent
Nondescript (adj) ordinary
Notorios (adj) having a bad reputation
Novelty (n) something new
Novice (n) a beginner, new to a work place or situation
Nurture (v) to nourish, educate
Obdurate (adj) stubborn
Obliterate (v) to destroy completely
Obscure (adj) hard to perceive; not clear or plain
Obsequious (adj) characterized by kissing up
Obstinate (adj) stubborn
Obstreperous (adj) troublesome
Officious (adj) meddlesome; resisting authority
Ogle (v) to make eyes at; to look at amorously
Ominous (adj) threatening
Onerous (dj) burdensome, tedious, boring
Opaque (adj) dark, not transparent
Optimist (n) person who looks on the good side
Opulent (adj) rich
Ostentatious (adj) showy, in order to impress
Pacifist (n) one opposed to force; antimilitarist
Pariah (n) a social outcast
Parsinomious (adj) stingy
Paucity (n) scaracity
Penitent (adj) sorrowful
Perennial (n) something that is continuing or recurrent
Perfidious (adj) disloyal
Pert (adj) bold; lively
Pertinent (adj)
Pervasive (adj) spread throughout every part
Pillage (v) to rob and steal on a grand scale
Pious (adj) devout, religious
Pivotal (adj) crucial, key, vital
Plausible (adj)
Plausible (adj) seemingly true or credible
Pliable (adj) flexible, easily influenced
Poignant (adj) very significant or important
Prattle (v) to babble
Precocious (adj) being advanced at an early age
Precocious (adj) mature development or talent
Premeditate (v) to plan in advance
Premonition (n) a feeling of evil to come
Preposterous (adj) ridiculous, absurd
Prevaricate (adj) to speak falsely or misleadingly; to lie
Prodigious (adj) enormous
Querulous (adj) full of complaints
Quiescent (adj) causing no trouble; inactive or motionless
Recalcitrant (adj) resistive to authority
Repose (n) state of being at rest, peace
Repudiate (adj) to reject with disapproval; denial
Resplendent (n)
restitution (n) – payment for a loss or damages
Restrain (v)
Reticent (adj)
retort (v) – a mean response
Retrospect (n)
Revile (v)
Revitalize (v)
Rife (adj) – widespread, prevalent; abundant
robust (adj) – strong and healthy; hardy
rotund (adj) – round in shape; fat
Ruthless (adj) showing no compassion
sacrosanct (adj) – beyond criticism; extremely sacred
sagacious (adj) – shrewd, wise
salutation (n) – a greeting
satiate (v) – to satisfy or fulfill
Scintilla (n) a small amount of something
scoff (v) – to ridicule or make fun of
Secular (adj) relating to worldly, not religious, matters
Serene (adj) calm
Sobriquet (n) a nickname
Soporific (adj) anything causing sleep
Spontaneous (adj) without premeditation, on the spur of the moment
Squander (adj) to spend or use extravagantly; wasteful
Stereotype (n) fixed and unvarying mental picture
Stoic (adj) emotionless
Stupefy (v) to amaze
Subside (v) settle down; grow quiet
Superfluous (adj) unnecessary; excessive; overabundant
Surreptitious (adj) done in a secretive way
Theoretical (adj) hypothetical, existing only in principle
Thwart (v) to prevent
Travail (n) a great labor, a difficult task
Trepidation (n) fear
Turncoat (n) traitor
Tyranny (n) oppression; cruel gov't
Undermine (v) to weaken, to sap
Underscore (v) to emphasize
Unkempt (adj) disheveled, uncared for in appearance
Unruly (adj) disobedient; lawless
Unwarranted (adj) unjustified; groundless, underserved
Urgent (adj) calling for immediate attention
Usurp (v) to seize another's power or rank
Vagrant (n) a homeless wanderer
Validate (v) to confirm; ratify
Vehement (adj) forceful; intensely emotional
Vendetta (n) a blood feud
Vent (v) to express or utter
Veracious (adj) truthful
Verbose (adj) long or lengthy in words
Versatile (adj) having many talents, uses, capabilities
Vindicate (v) to free from blame
Virulent (adj) actively poisonous; deadly
Voracious (adj) having a great appetite for something
Wanton (adj) reckless
Warranty (n) gaurantee; assurance by seller
Wary (adj) very cautious
Waylay (v) ambush, lie in wait
Whimsical (adj) capricious; fanciful; playful
Winsome (adj) agreeable; gracious; engaging
Withdrawn (adj) introverted; remote
Withstand (v) stand up against; successfully resist
Wrench (v) pull; strain; twist
Xenophobia (n) fear or hatred of foreigners
Zealot (n) a fanatic

				
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