English - ESL Grade 8 "The Winter Hero" Chp. 2 & 3

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Vocab 3/21/11 Chapter 2 & 3

sensible

(adjective) reasonable or wise, making good choices

militia

(noun) a military force made up of volunteers called upon in times of emergency

concerted action

(phrase) a plan carried out by a group of people

interrupt

(verb) to suddenly stop someone when they are speaking or doing something

rectify

(verb) to correct something, to make it right

debtor's prison

(noun) a prison for people who owed money and could not pay

cahoots

(noun / slang) to be in a partnership, especially to plot secretly

speculators

(noun) a person who takes risks or gambles on business opportunities

writs

(noun) a legal document ordering a person to do or not do something

flax

(noun) a plant who fiber is used to make linen cloth

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