Patrick Henry’s Speech in the Virginia Convention Vocabulary

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entertaining
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holding in mind
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offense
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annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one’s standards or principles
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treason
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an act of deliberate betrayal to one’s country
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disposed
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behaviorally inclined
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arduous
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difficult to accomplish
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anguish
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agonizing physical or mental pain; torment
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justify
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give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion
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insidiously
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treacherously
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implements
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tools or instruments
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comports
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to be in agreement with; to work harmoniously with
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reconciliation
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a settlement of a controversy or disagreement
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submit
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yield to another’s will, authority, or power; yield; surrender
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array
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arrangement, system
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subjugate
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to conquer by force
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supplications
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Humble prayers, earnest requests, or petitions
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spurned
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rejected scornfully
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vain
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characteristic of false pride
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beseeches
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begging
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tyrannical
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harsh; oppressive
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prostrate
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lying face downward
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implore
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to plead urgently for aid or mercy
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avert
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to turn away
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contempt
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reproachful disdain
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formidable
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causing fear, apprehension, or dread
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adversary
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an enemy, opponent
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resolute
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being firm in purpose, determined
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vigilant
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very alert, watchful
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invincible
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not able to be defeated, unbeatable

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