AP2 test Flashcards

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favoritism, patronage
la palette
efficient, prompt
to lie
la pistola
to triumph over
repitition of sounds
European Economic Community.
después de
after (time, order)
placing dissimilar items, descriptions, or ideas close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
rendre service à
generic conventions
traditions for each genre
Erythrocyte portion of centrifuged blood.
dress designer, dressmaker
el modisto/la modista
A feeling of curiosity, uncertainty, or even dread about what is going to happen next in a story
Hearst vs. Pulitzer
Basis of yellow journalism.
a formula of deductive argument consisting of three propositions: a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion
These strong and predictable winds have long been ridden across the open sea by sailors, and the large amounts of rainfall that they deposit on parts of India, Southeast Asia, and China allow for the cultivation of several crops a year. (pp. 174, 371)
precise destruction of brain tissue, enables more systematic study of the loss of function resulting from surgical removal (also called ablation), cutting of neural
connections, or destruction by chemical applications.
CT scans and MRIs show structure.
a state of urgency; an emergency
Amerigo Vespucci
mapped America, under Spain's commission
a succession of harmonious sounds used in poetry or prose; the opposite of cacophony
Liberal democracy
Which political system, discredited by its inability to effectively prevent economic collapse or a turn to political extremism, emerged triumphant in the post- World War II West?
to caution, advise, or counsel against something; to reprove or scold, esp. in a mild and good-willed manner
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
Republican coalition
business and professional peopple who are very loyal, farmers
Sasanid Empire
Iranian empire, established ca. 226, with a capital in Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia. The Sasanid emperors established Zoroastrianism as the state religion. Islamic Arab armies overthrew the empire ca. 640. (p. 225)
the successive rebirth of the soul according to merits earned in previous lives.
to confirm; to back up with evidence
Elastic Fibers
Smaller than collagen fibers, branch and join together to form a network within a tissue.
Structure responsible in part for sensory impulses which deal with static equilibriuma. sprial ganglionb. organ or Cortic. crasta ampullarisd. otolithe. trigeminal ganglion
d. otolith
to leave one country or region and settle in another
Site of a fortified palace complex in southern Greece that controlled a Late Bronze Age kingdom. In Homer's epic poems Mycenae was the base of King Agamemnon, who commanded the Greeks besieging Troy.
"Fireside Chats"
a series of thirty evening radio speeches given by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944.
toussaint l'Ouverture
leader of the haitian revolution and built a strong army of 20,000 which controlled most of Saint-Domingue
Pennsylvania University
founded by Ben Franklin and taught mathematics, logic, physics, moral philosophy, etc.
the Panic of 1837
depression caused by Jackson's emptying of the Bank of the US
Platt Amendment
Specified when the US could interviene in Cuban affairs
Down Syndrome
a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome
the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
Clean Coal process
1) washing coal to remove minerals/imporuties
2) Capture the sulfure dioxide/CO2 from the flue gases
a person, esp. one in public office, who advocates peace or a conciliatory national attitude.
James Joyce
An Irish novelist who wrote Ulysses, a stream of consciousness book that mirrored Homer's book
Lord North
Prime Minister of England from 1770 to 1782. Although he repealed the Townshend Acts, he generally went along with King George III's repressive policies towards the colonies even though he personally considered them wrong. He hoped for an early peace during the Revolutionary War and resigned after Cornwallis' surrender in 1781.
Sphere of Influence
A region dominated by, but not directly ruled by, a foreign nation.
One of two railroads that started the construction of the Transcontinental railroads. The head quarters are in Omaha, Nebraska.
Union Pacific
Council of Nicea
meeting of bishops in 325 that condemned Arianism and formulated the Nicene Creed
to cause to laugh or smile by giving pleasure
115. Madrasas
is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious (of any religion).
Government of India Act
British act that established the means through which India could attain self-rule
conditioned taste aversion
an intense dislike and avoidance of a food because of its association with an unpleasant or painful stimulus through backward conditioning.
What is the final trigger for muscle contraction?
increase in Ca++
Point of view
The view the reader gets of the action and characters in a story.
...et ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d'enfants
...and they lived happily ever after
Flow of Lymph
Capillaries → vessels → lymph nodes → trunks -> ducts -> blood
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