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9.3 - Academic Vocabulary
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Acre ~ Over a million barren acres were rejuvenated under this program.
noun ~ a measure of land area a little smaller than a football field
Agrarian ~ Members of these alliances won seats in state legislatures across the Great Plains to strengthen the agrarian voice in politics.
adjective ~ relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
Arena ~ Beginning in 1889, Northern and Southern Farmers' Alliances championed the same issues as the Grangers, but also entered the political arena.
noun ~ a central, level area for the performance of sports or entertainment
Avid ~ Roosevelt was an avid outdoorsman.
adjective ~ extremely eager or interested
Compulsory ~ Only six states had compulsory education laws at this point, and most were for only several weeks per year.
adjective ~ something that must be done; required by law or a rule
Destitute ~ Women organized and built Settlement Houses in urban centers where destitute immigrants could go when they had nowhere else to turn.
adjective ~ without money, possessions, or any of the things needed to live
Doldrums ~ The local Grange sponsored dances and gatherings to attack the doldrums of daily life.
noun ~ a state of lack of activity or lack of success
Dub ~ When Jacob S. Coxey of Ohio marched his 200 supporters, dubbed Coxey's Army, into the nation's capital to demand reforms in the spring of 1894, many thought a revolution was brewing.
verb ~ to gives a name or nickname to something
Graduated ~ They demanded a graduated income tax, whereby individuals earning a higher income paid a higher percentage in taxes.
adjective ~ arranged in degrees,successively; as according to size, or difficulty
Imperil ~ A government based on public participation would be imperiled if large numbers of uneducated masses voted unwisely.
verb ~ to put someone or something in danger
Lag ~ By the turn of the century, such laws were universal throughout the North and West, with only the South lagging behind.
verb ~ to move or advance so slowly that you are behind other people or things
Mandatory ~ Critics of child labor practices wanted longer mandatory school years.
adjective ~ required by rule or law
Plight ~ Worker and consumer issues were addressed, conservation of natural resources was initiated, and the plight of the urban poor was confronted.
noun ~ a dangerous, difficult, or unfortunate situation
Populous ~ He was unable to win a single state in the populous and industrial Northeast.
adjective ~ (of a country, area, or place) having a lot of people living there
Prototype ~ Its organizer, Jane Addams, intended Hull House to serve as a prototype for other settlement houses.
noun ~ a standard or typical example
Rejuvenate ~ Over a million barren acres were rejuvenated under this program.
verb ~ to make someone look or feel young and energetic again
Synagogue ~ Eastern Orthodox churches and Jewish synagogues were sprouting up everywhere.
noun ~ the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
Technician ~ The city commission and the city manager systems removed important decision making from politicians and placed it in the hands of skilled technicians.
noun ~ a worker trained with special skills, especially in science or engineering
Transpire ~ These changes in religion transpired because of urban realities, underscoring the social impact of the new American city.
verb ~ come about, happen, or occur
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