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foreshadow

to give a clue about what will happen late in the story

suspense

the anxiety a reader has about what will happen next in a story

estimate

to give an approximate calculation

simplify

to reduce to the easiest form

radius

any segment with an endpoint on the center of a circle and an endpoint on the circle; halfway across the circle

focus

the point in earth's interior where earthquake energy is released

permeability

the measure of ease which fluid is forced through porous material

abolition

the end of slavery

legislative branch

the part of government that makes the law

segregation

the separation of groups of people

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