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World History

Chapter 2 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Silt Rich Soil
Cataract High waterfall rapids
Delta triangle shaped areas
Dynasty Ruling family
Pharaoh ruler
Vizier cheif minister
Mummification preservation of dead body
Hieroglyphics egyptian picture writing
Ideogram Pictures that symbolize idea or action
Demotic egyptian language 'of the people
Papyrus reed along nile used as paper
Decipher decode
Hierachy social classes: upper, middle, lower
Ziggurat trapezoidal temple (not tomb)
Cuneiform wedged-shaped writing on clay tablets
Codify to arrange and set down laws in writing
Criminal Law robbery, assault, murder
Civil law property inheritance, taxes, marriage, divorce.
Tolerance victor 'acceptance' of vanquished
satrap a governor in Persian empire
Barter economy exchange good for another good
Money economy exchange 'money' for a good
Colony territory settled and ruled by foreign people
alphabet letters that represents spoken sounds
monotheistic belief in one god.
covenant a binding agreement.
patriarchal father is head of family.
Sabbath holy day for rest and worship.
prophet spiritual leader.
ethics moral standards.
diaspora scattering of people.
Created by: giovannivillegas
 

 



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