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English - ESL Grade 8 "The Winter Hero" Chp. 2 & 3

Vocab 3/21/11 Chapter 2 & 3
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sensible
(adjective) reasonable or wise, making good choices
militia
(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
interrupt
(verb) to suddenly stop someone when they are speaking or doing something
rectify
(verb) to correct something, to make it right
debtor's prison
(noun) a prison for people who owed money and could not pay
cahoots
(noun / slang) to be in a partnership, especially to plot secretly
speculators
(noun) a person who takes risks or gambles on business opportunities
writs
(noun) a legal document ordering a person to do or not do something
flax
(noun) a plant who fiber is used to make linen cloth