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Power Verbs: The Complete Collection by Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, Michael Lawrence Faulkner

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9. Religion: Ethics and Morality

ABSOLUTIZE (Image)

(1) change to a moral principle; convert into an absolute; make absolute

(1) According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the word absolutize was in 1919.

AFFECT

(1) connect closely, sometimes inappropriately or in a fabricated, deceptive, or insincere manner; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; make believe with a possible intent to deceive; unreal approach to something

(1) “Words not only affect us temporarily; they change us, they socialize or unsocialize us.” —David Riesman, American sociologist, attorney, and educator (1909–2002)

Antithesis: “People will always talk about you, ...

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