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3rd six weeks vocab

FOR HMS 7th Graders

What is a compromise? An agreement in which each side gives up some of what it wants in order to gain something more important
What is a Siege? A military strategy in which an army surrounds a town or fort, bombards it, and waits for the enemy to surrender
What is a Regular Army? A force of full-time soldiers who serve for a period of time.
What is a Barracks? A building in which soldiers live.
What is a Courier? A messenger sent on a urgent mission.
What is a Siesta? A brief nap or rest taken after the noon meal
What is a Renege? To back out of an agreement.
What is an Infantry? Soldiers trained and armed to fight on foot.
What is a Cavalry? Soldiers on horseback.
What is Reinforcements? Extra soldiers sent to a place to make the force there stronger
What is a Provisional Government? Temporary Government.
What is a Bayonet? A long blade that can be attached to the end of a gun.
What is a Tactical Retreat? An organized pullback of troops from an enemy in order to gain an advantage.
What is Atrocity? A cruel and brutal act.
What is a Dictator? A ruler who has complete power over a country
What is a Skirmish? A brief fight of two small groups of soldiers.
What is a War Council? A group of army leaders to plan a course of action for a battle.
What is Manifest Destiny? The belief that the U.S. had the right and duty to expand to the Pacific Ocean.
What is Negotiate? To reach an agreement through compromise.
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