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JH American History

Notgrass American History Unit 19-21

TermDefinition
Commercial Able to yield or make a profit
Communism A system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
Delinquent Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation
Divorcee A judicial declaration dissolving a marriage.
Driftwood Wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
Erode To eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration
Hospitable Receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously
Infirmary A place for the care of the sick, or injured; hospital or facility serving as a hospital
Ingenious Characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
Insulation Material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound
Majestic Characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand
Maternity Motherhood; care of women at childbirth and of their newborn infants.
Mechanical Having to do with machinery.
Merge To combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of.
Normalcy The quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political, and social conditions of a nation; normality
Oblong elongated, usually from the square or circular form.
Patron A person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, especially a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like
Remedy Something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
Sacred Devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose.
Sanitary Of or relating to health or the conditions affecting health, especially with reference to cleanliness, precautions against disease, etc.
Seminary a special school providing education in theology, religious history, etc., primarily to prepare students for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate.
Shrine A building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of religious veneration and pilgrimage.
Spelunker A person who explores caves, especially as a hobby.
Stamina Strength of physical constitution; power to endure disease, fatigue, privation, etc.
Temperance Moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
Theory Established, evidence-based explanations accounting for currently known facts or phenomena or for historically verified experience.
Tourism The activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
Vegetation all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole:
Vista a view or prospect, especially one seen through a long, narrow avenue or passage, as between rows of trees or houses.
Vocational Relation to or guidance in an occupation or profession chosen as a career or in the choice of a career:
Warehouse A building, or a part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc.
Wholesome Moral or general well-being; healthful.
Created by: rkleis