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Cultural Revolution vocabulary

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accelerate
To go or to cause to go faster.
launch
to start
massive
imposing in size or bulk or solidity
famine
a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
forge
shape sth with the means of heat; to mould
promote
to support or encourage something
ransack
to search through; to search through for plunder
philosophy
any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation
to restore
to return to an original state
expelled
to send away or make leave as a punishment
persecuted
treated badly and unfairly, usually because of religion, politics , or race
harassment
the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
artifact
an object made by someone in the past
site
physical position in relation to the surroundings