14 terms

World History, Pacemaker, Chapter 7

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tyrant
A ruler who has complete power
democracy
government by the people
myth
a story, often about gods or goddesses, that is handed down through the years and is sometimes used to explain natural events.
citizen
a person who has certain rights and duties because he or she lives in a particular city or town
revolt
to rise up against a government; to refuse to obey the people in charge
constitution
the basic laws and rules of a government
jury
a group of people who listen to the facts and decide if a person on trials is guilty or not guilty
plague
a deadly disease that spreads quickly
athlete
a person trained to take part in competitive sports. the ancient Greek word athlete means "one who tries to win a prize in a contest."
decorum
(n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
Benevolent
well meaning and kindly
deduction
to reduce the amount of your income that is subject to tax
Malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
deign
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

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