20 terms

The War with Grandpa Vocabulary Set 2 Chapters 9-15

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emphysema
A serious disease that destroys lung tissue and causes breathing difficulties.
arthritis
A disease of the joints that makes movement painful.
pirouette
(ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
depressed
Appearing sad, unhappy
mope
To be sad and gloomy; to lose interest in the things that usually bring pleasure
peppy
acting like one has lots of energy; energetic
fanatic
someone who cares very deeply about something
wishy-washy
lacking courage
conceal
hide
peasants
people who worked the land or served the nobles
tyranny
Absolute power that is often cruel
guerrilla warfare
A hit-and-run technique used in fighting a war; fighting by small bands of warriors using tactics such as sudden ambushes
declaration
an announcement
construction
the act of building things
invading
entering somewhere you are not supposed to be
Yankees
term for soldiers and colonists during the American Revolution; later a term for soldiers from the northern states during the Civil War
Redcoats
term for British soldiers during the American Revolution
Minutemen
A group of armed men who fought in the Revolutionary War
identity
who a person is
Revolution
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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