American Pageant - Chapter 16 - Vocabulary

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Vocabulary from the guidebook packet for Chapter 16 in American Pageant.

Oligarchy

Rule by a small elite.

Medievalism

Devotion to the social values, customs, or beliefs thought to be characteristic of the European Middle Ages.

Commission

Fee paid to an agent in a transaction, usually as a percentage of the sale.

Middlemen

In commerce, those who stand between the producer and the retailer or consumer.

Racism

Belief in the superiority of one race over another or behavior reflecting such a belief.

Bankruptcy

Legally, the condition of being declared unable to meet legitimate financial obligations or debts, requiring special supervision by the courts.

Overseer

Someone who governs or directs the work of another.

Sabotage

Intentional destruction or damage of goods, machines, or productive processes.

Fratricidal

Literally, concerning the killing of brothers; the term is often applied to the killing of relatives or countrymen in feuds or civil wars.

Sororicide

Killing of sisters.

Patricide

Killing of fathers.

Matricide

Killing of mothers.

Barbarism

The condition of being crude, uneducated, or uncivilized.

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