APUSH Vocabulary - US History Vocabulary List 1(bi)partisan...

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US History Vocabulary List 1. (bi)partisan : an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, esp. a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance (bipartisan is a supporter of multiple groups) 2. abrogation : to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal 3. absolution: act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties 4. agitation: The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue 5. agrarian: relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property 6. ameliorate: to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve 7. amnesty: a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction 8. anachronism: something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time 9. anarchy: a state of society without government or law 10. androgynous: having both masculine and feminine characteristics 11. antithesis: opposition; contrast (example “give me liberty or give me death”) 12. appropriation: legislative act authorizing the expenditure of a designated amount of public funds for a specific purpose 13. arbitration: The process by which the parties to a dispute submit their differences to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent or statutory provision 14. aristocracy: a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class 15. assimilation: The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture 16. atomistic: a method or theory that reduces all psychological phenomena to simple elements 17. autocracy: government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch 18. autonomy: A self-governing state, community, or group 19. belligerent: warlike; given to waging war 20. bicameral: having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body 21. bilateral/unilateral/multilateral : pertaining to, involving, or affecting two/one/many side(s), factions, parties, or the like 22. blockade: the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit 23. bulwark: a wall of earth or other material built for defense or any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt 24. bureaucracy: The departments and their officials as a group 25. capitalism: an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2009 for the course SOCIAL STU 129348437 taught by Professor Phalange during the Spring '09 term at Aberystwyth University.

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