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1 James Forten Key Vocabulary Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 3 – Voices of the Revolution © Brent Coley 2009 |

2 See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.

3 If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.

4 abolitionists

5 abolitionists Sample Sentence: Abolitionists believed owning slaves was wrong.

6 abolitionists Definition: n. People who believed that slavery should be against the law

7 apprentice

8 apprentice Sample Sentence: After four years, the blacksmith’s apprentice was ready to work for himself.

9 apprentice Definition: n. Someone who works for another person in order to learn a trade

10 assist

11 assist Sample Sentence: I would be happy to assist you if you have trouble with your homework.

12 assist Definition: v. To help

13 captives

14 captives Sample Sentence: The soldiers brought the captives back to the fort and guarded them closely.

15 captives Definition: n. Prisoners

16 conflict

17 conflict Sample Sentence: The conflict lasted several years and cost the lives of thousands of men.

18 conflict Definition: n. A struggle; a war

19 dread

20 dread Sample Sentence: The roars of the approaching lions filled the villagers with dread.

21 dread Definition: n. Great fear

22 encourage

23 encourage Sample Sentence: Bill’s parents encouraged him to follow his dream to become a writer.

24 encourage Definition: v. To give support to; to inspire

25 enslavement

26 enslavement Sample Sentence: After years of enslavement, the men were set free.

27 enslavement Definition: n. The state of being owned and controlled by another person

28 influential

29 influential Sample Sentence: The man’s influential friends helped him rise in politics.

30 influential Definition: adj. Having the power to affect events or change opinions

31 privateers

32 privateers Sample Sentence: The privateers either sank or captured several ships during the war.

33 privateers Definition: n. Privately owned ships that are ordered by the government to attack enemy ships during a war

34 tacking

35 tacking Sample Sentence: The captain kept tacking, trying to capture more wind in the sails.

36 tacking Definition: v. Changing directions while sailing


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