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JH American History

Notgrass American History Unit 10-12

TermDefinition
Convert To persuade to or adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief.
Barracks A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.
Dictator A ruler who is not effectively restricted by a constitution or laws; a tyrannical or cruel ruler.
Tract A specified or limited area of land.
Calvary A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; also called Golgotha.
Inaugural A speech given by a person being formally inducted into office.
Ratified To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm.
Stockade A defensive barrier made of strong posts or timbers driven upright side by side into the ground.
Greed An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.
Ceremonial A ritual prescribed for an occasion.
Nutrients A source of nourishment, especially a nourishing ingredient in a food.
Aristocracy Government by a ruling class.
Antebellum Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
Lifestyle A way of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.
Associate To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
D├ęcor A decorative style or scheme, for a room.
Hull The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts, engines, or superstructure.
Chandelier An elaborate, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling.
Cargo The freight or goods transported by any method.
Infancy An early stage of growth or development.
Miniature A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
Commission The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
Formal Executed, carried out, or done in proper or regular form.
Apparatus An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose.
Huddled A small private conference or meeting.
Destiny A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control.
Jointly In common; together.
Latitude The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
Ardent Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent.
Channel The deeper part of a river or harbor that connects two seas.
Precipice An overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock, such as a crag or the face of a cliff.
Diverted To turn aside from a course or direction.
Accommodations Something that meets a need; a convenience.
Gorge A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
Cherished To treat with affection and tenderness.
Compromise A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.
Existence The fact or state of continued being; life.
Circular Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise.
Expand To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge.
Sparse Thinly scattered or distributed; not thick or dense.
Created by: rkleis