Definitions


Amoral-Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.


Paradoxically-A statement contrary to received opinion.


Aspirations-A strong desire for high achievement. An object of such desire; an ambition.


Heathen- One who is regarded as irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened


Contemporaneous-Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time


Extremities-The outermost or farthest point or portion


Peculiar-Unusual or eccentric; odd.


Abstinence-The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite


Embody-To represent in bodily or material form


Volte Face-


Emancipator-To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate.


Reconcile-To make compatible or consistent


Kindred-Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character


Immersed-To engage wholly or deeply; absorb


Transformation-A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better.


Profound-Thoroughgoing; far-reaching


Enlightenment-A philosophical movement of the 18th century that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms.


Alacrity-Cheerful willingness; eagerness. Speed or quickness; celerity


Anglicans-Of or characteristic of the Church of England or any of the churches related to it in origin and communion, such as the Protestant Episcopal Church.


Denominations-A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.


Ubiquitous-Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent


Ethical-Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession


Zealous-marked by active interest and enthusiasm


Vested-To place (authority, property, or rights, for example) in the control of a person or group, especially to give someone an immediate right to present or future possession or enjoyment of (an estate, for example)


Intimidate-To make timid; fill with fear


Metaphorically-A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison


Helots-A person in servitude; a serf.


Bounties-A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service.


Seminal-Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development:


Maoris-A member of a people of New Zealand, of Polynesian-Melanesian descent


Imperialism-The policy of extending a nation\'s authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.


Diminutive-A very small person or thing.


Prodigious-Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent


Mirth-Gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter


Ridicule-make fun of.


Dourly-Silently ill-humored; gloomy


Polygamy-The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time. Also called plural marriage.


Enthrall-To hold spellbound; captivate


Quintessential-most essential


Suppressed-To put an end to forcibly; subdue


Profoundly-Thoroughgoing; far-reaching


Indignant-wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation


Chauvinists-Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one\'s own gender, group, or kind:


Dismissive-Showing indifference or disregard


Indigenous-Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment


Subsistence-A means of subsisting, especially means barely sufficient to maintain life


Undaunted-Not discouraged or disheartened; resolutely courageous


Dispose-To get rid of; throw out


Indefatigable-Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued; tireless.


Misanthrope-One who hates or mistrusts humankind.


Sublime-Inspiring awe; impressive


El Dorado-A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity.


Messianic-Of or relating to a messiah