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JH Am. Hist. U1-3

Notgrass America the Beautiful Vocab Units 1-3

TermDefinition
descendant a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor; an offspring
immigrant a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence
confederation a group of confederates, especially of states more or less permanently united for common purposes.
dense marked by compactness or crowding together of parts
cache a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements
archaeologist the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.
fertile producing or bearing fruit in great quantities : productive
palisade a fence of stakes especially for defense
status a : position or rank in relation to others
ritual of or relating to rites or a ritual : ceremonial
merchant a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader.
navigator a person who finds out how to get to a place : a person who navigates a ship, an airplane, etc.
monarch a person who reigns over a kingdom or empire (king, queen, sovereign ruler)
Governor a person who is the leader of the government of a state, province, etc.
colony an area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
persecute to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically : to cause to suffer because of belief
refuge shelter or protection from danger or distress
salvage the act of saving something (such as a building, a ship, or cargo) that is in danger of being completely destroyed
parish an area that has its own local church and priest or minister
destination a place to which a person is going or something is being sent
influential having the power to cause changes : having influence
hostage a person who is captured by someone who demands that certain things be done before the captured person is freed
christen to baptize (someone); to name (someone) at baptism
export to send a product to be sold in another country
guardian someone or something that watches or protects something
alliance a union between people, groups, countries, etc. : a relationship in which people agree to work together
bay an inlet of the sea or other body of water usually smaller than a gulf
rapids fast moving water
shallow having a small distance to the bottom from the surface or highest point
rugged strong and determined
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