Vocab Chapter 9. 1. ignominy- disgrace, humiliation, shame. When ancient Romans suffered ignominia (“disgrace” or “dishonor”), they were “without” “name”( nomen ), a condition that often drove them to suicide. Synonyms: dishonor, contempt, infamy.
Shibboleth -password, slogan, or custom characteristic of a certain group and used to distinguish that group; empty, outworn expression or doctrine
Synonyms: Peculiarity, catchword, watchword, platitude