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JH American History

Notgrass American History Unit 7-9

TermDefinition
Concentration The act or process of close, undivided attention.
Architecture The art and science of designing and constructing buildings.
Abolitionist A person who favors the ending (abolition) of any law or practice deemed harmful to society.
Peal A set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
Pacifist The belief that disputes between nations should and can be settled peacefully.
Spokesman A man who speaks on behalf of another or others.
Astronomy The scientific study of matter in outer space, especially the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena.
Botany The science or study of plants.
Tourniquet A device, typically a tightly encircling bandage, used to temporarily stop the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
Invaluable Having great value that is impossible to calculate; priceless.
Stalactites A pointed piece of rock that hangs down from the roof of a cave and that is formed by dripping water which contains minerals.
Stalagmites A pointed piece of rock that sticks up from the floor of a cave and that is formed by dripping water which contains minerals.
Leaching Loss of soluble substances and colloids from the top layer of soil by percolating precipitation.
Ecosystem The relationships between a group of living things interacting with their environment, especially under natural conditions.
Ridicule Harsh comments made by people who are laughing at someone or something.
Syllabary A series or set of written characters each one of which is used to represent a syllable.
Bilingual Able to speak and understand two languages.
Tracts A leaflet or pamphlet containing verses from scripture.
Pension A sum of money paid regularly as a retirement benefit to an employee who no longer works for the company.
Expansion The state of being increased.
Administered To give or apply in a formal way.
Transfer 1. To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another.
Primitive Unsophisticated; being little evolved from an early ancestral type.
Illusion The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.
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