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Unit 4

11 klass, 1

Abhorrent Inspiring disgust and loathing.
Activist A person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.
Ageism Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age,
Aggrieved Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Anonymous Not identified by name, of unknown name.
Armed struggle Political conflict involving weapons.
Banner A long strip of cloth bearing a slogan or design, carried in a demonstration/procession or hung in a public place.
Barricade An improvised barrier erected across a street/other thoroughfare to prevent/delay the movement of opposing forces.
Bound (people are bound to notice) Certain to be or to do or have something.
Break up (a demonstration) (of a gathering or collective) disband, end.
Equality The state or quality of being equal
Extreme view Situation or type of behaviour that has opposite qualities to each other
First past the post A voting system used by some countries to elect their governments or the members of their parliaments
Freedom of speech The concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment
Free speech The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint
Gain independence Achieve freedom from outside control or support
General election An election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen
General public Ordinary people in society, rather than people who are considered to be important or who belong to a particular group
Hold\be excluded from public office Deny (someone) access to a position of authority or service involving responsibility to the public
Homophobic Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people
sit-in a protest in which people sit down in order to stop a business from operating until their demands are listened to
sit up and take notice to start to pay attention
spiral of violence violent behavior that gets worse and worse
stifle opposition to stop strong disagreement with a plan or policy from developing normally
stunt something silly or unusual that is done to get public attention
riot a violent protest by a crowd of people
single-issue politics political campaigning or political support based on one essential policy area or idea
take a stand Testify at a trial
undermine to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
Created by: Kristel0206