21 terms

Ch.4 Vocab

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Ancien Regime
the "old regime", in other words, France before the revolution
Etiquette
Proper manners
Chamberlain
An official in the court of a ruler
Censorship
The act of preventing certain publications or pictures (including TV and movies) from reaching the public
Memo
An official note or report that communicates information, usually in a business setting
Nationalism
The belief that one own's country is the best country
Guerrilla Warfare
Warfare that is loosely organized, including volunteer soldiers, surprise raids, etc
Patriotism
Pride in one's country
Tsar
The Russian monarch before the Russian Revolution of 1917
To route
To force an army to run wildly from the enemy, as opposed to retreating, which is a careful, well-disciplined military maneuver
Square
a square-shaped formation
Diplomat
a representative of government who works with other governments for the good of his or her country
Viscount
a title of nobility
Corrupt
Dishonest and greedy
Minor Nobility
not the highest-ranking nobles
Formidable
impressive
Phenomenal
remarkable, out of the ordinary
Republic
a country in which the power rests with citizens entitled to vote
Spoils
The things soldiers steal from the people they have conquered
Civil law
the law that relates to a person's rights and liberties (as opposed to criminal law)
Tariff
a tax