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Unformatted text preview: ement of anything, usually people, in order of rank or importance. The Congress of the United States assigns its members ofﬁce space based on a hierarchy of seniority; those who have served longest get the nicest ofﬁces. 6. ideology. A set of ideas or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or philosophical system. Our country’s ideology demands that we treat all people equally; in practice, we don’t always live up to our ideals. 7. implement. As a noun, describes an instrument or tool used to perform an activity; as a verb, describes the act of making something happen. As a nation, we often fail to implement the goals we set for ourselves. words about politics 173 8. incentive. Something that motivates or encourages someone to do something, often a reward. During election season, candidates running for ofﬁce have a strong incentive to please the voters. 9. infrastructure. The basic facilities and services needed for a community or system to function. We depend on the infrastructure of our city, including clean water, electricity, and streets in good condition. 10...
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