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Vocab 3/21/11 Chapter 2 & 3


(adjective) reasonable or wise, making good choices


(noun) a military force made up of volunteers called upon in times of emergency

concerted action

(phrase) a plan carried out by a group of people


(verb) to suddenly stop someone when they are speaking or doing something


(verb) to correct something, to make it right

debtor's prison

(noun) a prison for people who owed money and could not pay


(noun / slang) to be in a partnership, especially to plot secretly


(noun) a person who takes risks or gambles on business opportunities


(noun) a legal document ordering a person to do or not do something


(noun) a plant who fiber is used to make linen cloth

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