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Humanities/ The Histories Vocab Quiz

alien, n. a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship
aristocracy, n. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility
compensation, n. the act of making up for someone's loss, damage, or injury by giving the injured party an appropriate benefit
democracy, n. "power of the people"; government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents
exile, n. prolonged separation from one's country or home, as by force of circumstances
exile, v. to expel or banish (a person) from his or her country
imperialism, n. the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries
inquiry, n. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; a question or query
obscure, adj. not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain
oracle, n. an utterance, often ambiguous or obscure, given by a priest or priestess at a shrine as the response of a god to an inquiry
ostracism, n. temporary banishment of a citizen, decided upon by popular vote
polis, n. an ancient Greek city- state
prose, n. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse
satrap, n. a governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy
tyrant, n. in ancient Greece, a ruler who came to power in an unconstitutional way and ruled without being subject to the law
xenophobia, n. an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange
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