Francis Lewis HS Grade 11 Summer Assignment Vocabulary List

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definitions & notes only words
  1. justify
    show to be right by providing proof
  2. abolish
    do away with
  3. secession
    formal separation from an alliance or federation
  4. suffrage
    a legal right to vote
  5. ratification
    making something valid by formally confirming it
  6. embargo
    a government order imposing a trade barrier
  7. hierarchy
    a series of ordered groupings within a system
  8. colonization
    the act of settling a group of people in a new place
  9. alliance
    the state of being confederated
  10. migration
    the movement of persons from one locality to another
  11. containment
    the act of keeping something from spreading
  12. progressive
    favoring or promoting modern or innovative ideas
  13. proliferation
    a rapid increase in number
  14. annexation
    incorporation by joining or uniting
  15. acquisition
    something gained
  16. persecution
    causing someone to suffer
  17. adapt
    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  18. arbitration
    giving authoritative judgment
  19. consensus
    agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole
  20. convey
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  21. emphasize
    stress or single out as important
  22. distinguish
    make conspicuous or noteworthy
  23. intention
    a wish or design that you plan to carry out
  24. ethics
    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  25. editorial
    an article giving opinions or perspectives
  26. credible
    appearing to merit belief or acceptance
  27. values
    beliefs of a group in which they have emotional investment
  28. satire
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  29. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
  30. argument
    a methodical process of logical reasoning

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