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1 Unit 1: American Journeys Theme 1: American Dreams

2 ambition- wanting to improve your life or make it better He has the ambition to climb to the top of the company by doing hard word.

3 gleaming- something that shines, sparkles, or shimmers The gleaming lights at the planetarium were astounding.

4 flourished- when plants or animals have grown very well in certain places Jo Lee’s orange trees flourished on Golden Mountain.

5 ancestor- a family member who lived before you My great-grandparents’ ancestors were considered royalty.

6 artifact– an object used by people long ago Many artifacts can be discovered by paleontologists who search for articles.

7 cautious- very careful One must be very cautious when trying not to wake someone who is sleeping.

8 youth- the time before you’re an adult Today’s youth have many more experiences than their elders did at that age.

9 immigrant- a person who moves from his/her home country to live in a new country My great-grandfather was an immigrant who wanted a better life for his family.

10 prosper- to be successful, especially with money or crops If you manage your money well, you will prosper in life.

11 settler- a person who makes a home in a new place where people have never lived before The settlers came with very few items and settled in unknown lands.


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