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1

maxim

-noun; a brief expression of general truth
- syn: mandate; principle, law
-ant: suggestion, opinion, subjective
-see today: Dec of Ind, Bill of Rights, handbook

2

conviction

-noun; firmly held belief
-syn: biased, opinion, own feeling/perspective
-ant: fact doubt, skepticism
-see today: religion, pope, police

3

indignation

-noun; anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
-syn: retaliation, rebellion, protest
-ant: peace, passive, compliant
-see today: Syria, N Korea

4

constitution

- noun; strong principles or set of beliefs
-syn: motive, determination, morals, virtues
-ant: spineless, weak,
-see today: pres candidates, feminists, social activists

5

apprehensive

-adj; anxious or scared that something bad might happen
-syn: hesitation, pessimistic, afraid
-ant: brave, courageous, outgoing
-see today: threatened with in class essays, SAT, College apps

6

intimated

-verb; to imply or hint
-syn: flirting, suggest, sneaky
-ant:being frank, honesty, straightforward
-see today: hint button, passive aggressiveness, texting

7

grievous

-adj; very severe or serious
-syn: negative, harsh, brutal
-ant: nice, happy, helpful
-see today: school shootings, kidnappings, .........

8

earnestly

-adverb; to say something with purpose or seriousness
-syn: sincere, well implied, genuine
-ant: sarcastic, accidental, backhanded
-see today: president, social justice leaders, doctors

9

anguish

-noun- severe mental of physical pain or suffering
-verb-to be distressed about something
-syn: strife, struggle, disease/illness, injury, depression
-ant: happiness, positivism, optimism
-see today: Oregon, NK, football injuries

10

vindication

-noun; something that frees someone from accusation
-to be cleared
-syn: freedom, release, an out
-ant: conviction, imprisonment, restriction
-see today: to be proved innocent in trial