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JH American History

Notgrass American History Unit 13-15

TermDefinition
Divisive Causing opposition.
Entrepreneur Someone who starts a business.
Poverty The state of being poor.
Impact A direct effect.
Condemned Declared to be wrong.
Hazards A source of danger.
Octagonal A flat shape that has 8 sides and 8 angles.
Beacon A light, radio, Morse code or other signal used for guidance.
Physicist A scientist who studies or is a specialist in physics or natural science.
Triangular Shaped like a triangle.
Turmoil A state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion.
Penned To shut in or as if in a pen.
Culture A particular society that has its own beliefs, customs, ways of life, art, etc.
Honorary Given as a sign of honor or achievement.
Devastated To destroy or cause great damage to something.
Converge To come together and have one interest, purpose, or goal.
Rebellion Open opposition toward a person or group in authority.
Temporary Continuing for a limited amount of time : not permanent.
Elaborate Planned or carried out with great care or detail.
Veteran A former member of the armed forces .
Respect A feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.
Tribute Something that you say, give, or do to show respect or affection for someone.
Career A profession for which one trains and which is undertaken.
Devout Loyal to something : devoted to a particular belief, organization, person, etc.
Executor Someone who is named in a will as the person who will make sure that the instructions in the will are properly followed.
Intimidate To make someone afraid.
Authority The power to give orders or make decisions : the power or right to direct or control someone or something.
Ivory Hard white substance that forms the tusks of elephants and other animals.
Wasteland Land where nothing can grow or be built : land that is not usable.
Administration A group of people who manage the way a company, school, or other organization functions.
Trestle A frame that is made of a horizontal piece between two vertical pieces and that is used to support something (such as the top of a table).
Darkroom A room that is lit with a safelight for developing light-sensitive photographic materials.
Homage Respect or honor
Clad Consisting of outer layers of one metal bonded to a core of a different metal.
Massive Very large and heavy.
Transport To carry someone or something from one place to another.
Demand 1. A forceful statement in which you say that something must be done or given to you. - or- 2. A strong need for something. (Lesson 75)
Canvas A strong, rough cloth that is used to make bags, tents, sails, etc.
Stirrup One of two loops that are attached to a saddle for the rider's feet.
Outlaw A lawless person or a fugitive excluded from the benefit of the law.
Created by: rkleis