19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15 vocabulary

Flashcard maker : Mike Bryan
abolitionism
The doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
abolitionist
A person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.
abstain
Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
antiquity
The ancient past, especially the period before the Middle Ages.
asylum
The protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
autobiography
An account of a person’s life written by that person.
brewery
A place where beer is made commercially.
canopy
An ornamental cloth covering hung or held up over something, especially a throne or bed.
celibate
Abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons.
charismatic
Exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others.
cider
An unfermented drink made by crushing fruit, typically apples.
crusade
Lead or take part in an energetic and organized campaign concerning a social, political, or religious issue.
cutlery
Cutting utensils, especially knives for cutting food.
denomination
A recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church.
drench
Wet thoroughly; soak.
eloquent
Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
filibuster
An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.
liberia
A republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
manure
Animal dung used for fertilizing land.
outcast
A person who has been rejected by society or a social group.
postmenopausal
Subsequent to menopause
prose
Written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
protestant
A member or follower of any of the Western Christian churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church and follow the principles of the Reformation, including the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.
revelation
A surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.
revivalism
Belief in or the promotion of a revival of religious fervor.
sentimentality
Excessive tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
sermon
A talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
speechify
Deliver a speech, especially in a tedious or pompous way.
steroid
Any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure containing four rings of carbon atoms (three six-membered and one five). They include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins.
transcendentalist
(transcendentalism) any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
ubiquitous
Present, appearing, or found everywhere.
uncompromising
Showing an unwillingness to make concessions to others, especially by changing one’s ways or opinions.
wretch
An unfortunate or unhappy person.
zima
Zima is a clear, lightly carbonated, alcoholic beverage, that is made and distributed by the Coors Brewing Company, ultimately MillerCoors. Introduced in 1993, it was marketed not as a beer, but as an alternative to beer, an early example of what is now often referred to as alcopop. …

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