A Battle for Global Values Glossary

A Battle for Global Values Glossary - itual basis...

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A Battle for Global Values Glossary Jacob Schaaf Doctrine - a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group Reactionary - opposing political or social liberalization or reform. Coalition - an alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states Proliferation - rapid increase in numbers Begets - into existence by the process of reproduction Cynical - believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sin- cerity or integrity Secularism - denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spir-
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Unformatted text preview: itual basis Fanaticism - a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, esp. for an extreme religious or political cause Pessimism - a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future Fledgling - a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped Indiscriminately - done at random or without careful judgment Reactionary - opposing political or social liberalization or reform. Insurmountable - too great to be overcome...
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