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BCA Literature 8 Vocab 3+4 City and Building

BCA's Literature 8 Vocab List #3+4
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centennial
the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
comply
act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
debris
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
deface
mar or spoil the appearance of
demolition
an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
diversified
having variety of character or form or components
duct
a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
frontage
the face or front of a building
homogeneous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
mortar
used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
municipal
of or relating to the government of a municipality
ordinance
a statute enacted by a city government
plight
a solemn pledge of fidelity
portal
a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
progression
the act of moving forward toward a goal
reorganize
organize anew
spiral
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
urban
relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
urbanization
the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
veranda
a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)