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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Key Vocabulary Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 3 – Voices of the Revolution © Brent Coley 2009 |
See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.
If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.
cargo Sample Sentence: The ship’s cargo included bananas from South America.
cargo Definition: n. The freight (items) carried by a ship, airplane, or other vehicle
colonies Sample Sentence: The 13 original colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776.
colonies Definition: n. Territories ruled by or belonging to another country
express Sample Sentence: We needed the package to arrive the next day, so we used express delivery.
express Definition: adj. Fast, direct, and often nonstop
liberty Sample Sentence: In the American Revolution, colonists fought against Britain to gain liberty.
liberty Definition: n. Freedom from the control of others; independence
oppose Sample Sentence: Many people oppose the idea of paying higher taxes.
oppose Definition: v. To be against something or someone
Patriot Sample Sentence: George Washington and other Patriots risked their lives to gain their freedom.
Patriot Definition: n. A colonist who was against British rule during the American Revolution
revolutionary Sample Sentence: When it was first introduced, the Internet was a revolutionary idea.
revolutionary Definition: adj. Connected with complete change (“This will change everything.”)
sentries Sample Sentence: The colonist tried to sneak past the two sentries in front of the bridge.
sentries Definition: n. Guards who are posted to keep watch
taxes Sample Sentence: Britain required colonists to pay taxes on tea and other items.
taxes Definition: n. Money that must be paid in order to support the government
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