"Uprising" and "Flesh and Blood So Cheap Vocabulary from the Industrial Revolution

Vocabulary From Flesh and Blood So Cheap and the first few chapters of Uprising.
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  1. suffrage
    a legal right to vote
  2. solidarity
    a union of interests or purposes among members of a group
  3. mischievous
    naughtily or annoyingly playful
  4. scornful
    expressing extreme contempt
  5. writhing
    moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
  6. tinder
    material that burns easily and is used for starting a fire
  7. pompadour
    a hair style in which the hair is swept up from the forehead
  8. cloakroom
    a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily
  9. marvel
    be amazed at
  10. singe
    burn superficially or lightly
  11. Sabbath
    a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians
  12. stifle
    smother or suppress
  13. reprove
    reprimand, scold, or express dissatisfaction with
  14. embroidery
    decorative needlework
  15. haggard
    showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  16. wistful
    showing pensive sadness
  17. devour
    destroy completely
  18. grope
    feel about uncertainly or blindly
  19. stumble
    walk unsteadily
  20. flare
    erupt or intensify suddenly
  21. rotation
    a single complete turn
  22. textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting fibers
  23. factory
    a plant with facilities for manufacturing
  24. natural resource
    resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
  25. capital
    wealth in the form of money or property
  26. wage earner
    someone who earn wages in return for their labor
  27. wage
    something that remunerates
  28. tenement
    a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
  29. capitalist
    of an economic system based on private ownership
  30. capitalism
    an economic system based on private ownership of assets
  31. communism
    a theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
  32. union
    an organization of employees that bargains with the employer
  33. strike
    stop work in order to press demands
  34. labor
    productive work, especially physical work done for wages
  35. urbanization
    the condition of being transformed into a city
  36. Industrial Revolution
    the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation
  37. socialism
    a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
  38. stock
    capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares
  39. corporation
    a business firm recognized by law as a single body
  40. entrepreneur
    someone who organizes a business venture
Created on March 27, 2017 (updated March 27, 2017)

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