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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?
|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.