History Vocab Week 12

Term Definition
abolitionism describes the movement to end slavery
aristocracy highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles
cotton gin a machine that quickly separates cotton fibers from their seeds. Invented by Eli Whitney
espionage the practice of spying or using spies
industrialism a social or economic system built on manufacturing industries
ingenious clever, original, inventive
ravine land form narrower than a canyon
rupture break or burst suddenly
textile flexible material consisting of natural or artificial fibers

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