Venal — corrupt; susceptible to bribery — Adj. Your reader knows that your essay is written from your point of view. Defunct — no longer in existence or functioning — Adj. There should be a reason for every word on the page. Superfluous — unnecessary — Adj.
Use paraphrasing and direct quotes to point out significant ideas in the sample argument and respond directly to those ideas. Belie — to fail to give a true impression of something — V Egalitarian — favoring social equality and equal rights — Adj.
Catalyst — an agent that provokes or triggers change — N 6. Cupidity — excessive greed — Adj. Automaton — a mindless follower; someone who acts in a mechanical fashion — N Test-takers are expected to convey some stance on the issue and support their argument with relevant facts and analysis.
Do use specific examples.
Insidious — proceeding in a subtle way but with harmful effects — Adj. Summarize your main points.