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NC: American Culture

vocabulary for Reader

TermDefinition
individual one person who is separate from a group
casual ordinary; not formal or fancy
independence freedom to make choices for oneself; to not be controlled by others
holiday a special day that people celebrate; a day many schools and offices close
clique a group of people who hang out together; they may not be friendly to people outside their group
slang words that people use with friends and family; they are not part of regular vocabulary and may not be in a dictionary
culture the beliefs and everyday activities of a group of people; their way of life
diverse made up of many different people or things
Thanksgiving a U.S. national holiday celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November; a day people show they are thankful for the food, shelter, and things they have
Independence Day a U.S. national holiday celebrated on July 4, which is the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776
Created by: dmcginness