‘Principled’ is a good alternative to ‘scrupulous’ because they both invoke a sense of being firm in one’s viewpoint.
‘Budding’ is a good alternative to ‘nascent’ because of the imagery associated with growth (in this case a ‘growing rebellion’).
‘Argumentative’ might be a good alternative to ‘disputatious’ because of the way it suggests the normalization of ‘disputes’ (as in ‘disputatious’) without necessarily implying violence.
In this case, ‘claims’ might be a good alternative to ‘purports’ because both relate to the question of perception.
A classroom would be considered an enclave as defined on page 554, because a classroom is a small part of a whole school.
That student is a bully, not a friend, because of the implication that to arrogate something is “unjust” page 558.
He strongly opposes it, because to disclaim something is to separate oneself from it.
Vocabulary Strategy: Legal Terminology
Stare decisis is latin and indicates that previous decisions should be used to determine the outcome of a particular case.
Habeas corpus is latin. “Corpus” suggests body, and the phrase means that someone must enter the court in person.
Amicus curiae is latin and indicates a person who can be useful to the court because they are unbiased.
Voir dire is of French origin and means to tell the truth.
Ex parte is latin and suggests a side.
In camera is latin and suggests that a person or case is separated from the main court, perhaps visiting a judge privately.