words of the day for the week of January 22-26

These were the words to which we were introduced during this week. If I have forgotten any, please put them in the comments and I will add them.

New words:
antithesis
Anti-imperialists criticized imperialism as the antithesis of American values.
imperative
The US believed it had a divine imperative for expansion.
rationalization
Spreading democracy was criticized as a rationalization for imperialism.
benevolent
The US attempted to pacify the Philippines through a policy known as “benevolent assimilation.”
zeal
Most people demonstrate great zeal in defending their country.
presumptuous
It is presumptuous to assume that some struggling nations want the help of a foreign power in dealing with their problems.
prima facie
A prima facie argument is one that, at first sight, seems true.
analogous
Football is a game that is often analogous to warfare.
abrogate
The Hay-Pauncefote treaty abrogated the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
repudiate
The Monroe Doctrine repudiated the idea of European intervention in Latin American affairs.
proselytize
Protestant missionaries from America began to proselytize the people of Hawai’i beginning in the mid-19th century.
superfluous
In my quest to meet my budget I have cut all superfluous expenses.
mite (definition 2; see also this link.)
In the letter from the unknown Philadelphia woman, she claimed that she had given her mite for the cause of the Revolution.

Greek and Latin roots:
bene- good, well, favorable
vol- to wish (to do because you wish to)
anti- against
prima, primo- first
facie- appearance, face
super- excess
flu- flow

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