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Glossary of Chapter 1, National Experiance

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Elicit
evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions
Cleric
a priest or minister of a Christian church
Chronicler
A person who records events.
Envisaged
contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event
Veracity
conformity to facts; accuracy.or habitual truthfulness
Sanctioned
give official permission or approval for (an action)
Ecclesiastical
of or relating to the Christian Church or its clergy
Prevail
prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious
Dissipate
disperse or scatter or to squander or fritter away
Succumbed
fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)
Propagated
cause (something) to increase in number or amount. 2. spread and promote
Pluralism
• a political theory or system of power-sharing among a number of political parties.
Moors
a tract of open uncultivated upland; a heath.2. member of a northwestern African Muslim people
Aztecs
a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
Inquisition
a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation
Esquire
a title appended to a lawyer's surname.
Trinity
a group of three people or things
League
a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose
Heathen
a person who does not belong to a widely held religion
Nomadic
a member of a people having no permanent abode
Annuity
a fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life
Reconnoitering
exploring in order to gain information
Monolithic
formed of a single large block of stone.
Confiscated
take or seize (someone's property) with authority
Covertly
not openly acknowledged or displayed. Noun. a shelter or hiding place.
Adherents
someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas
Repudiation
refuse to accept or be associated with
Assayers
determine the content or quality
Bullion
gold or silver in bulk before coining, or valued by weight.
Unpalatable
not pleasant to taste.
Vintners
a wine merchant.
Cupidity
greed for money or possessions
Perculation
embezzle or steal.
Sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places;
Exodus
the second book of the Bible, which recounts the departure of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt
Transcendent
beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience
Purging
rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release
intractable
hard to control or deal with
Sedition
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Elucidating
make (something) clear; explain
Blasphemy
the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk
Omnipotent
having unlimited power; able to do anything.
Belie
(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of

2 fail to fulfill or justify
Infractions
a violation or infringement of a law, agreement, or set of rules.
Zeal
great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
Eloquence
fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
Denunciations
public condemnation of someone or something.
Mercentilism
The state directed all economic activities within its borders subordinating private profit public good.

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