Vocabulary Chapter 5

Question Answer
1.Revenue Incoming money from taxes or other sources.
2.Writ of Assistance Court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods.
3.Resolution An official expression of opinion by a group.
4.Effigy A mocking figure representing an unpopular individual.
5.Boycott To refuse to buy items in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one’s terms.
6.Repeal To cancel an act or law.
7.Prohibit To prevent or forbid.
8.Violate To disregard or go against.
9.Rebellion Open defiance of authority.
10.Propaganda Ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause.
11.Committee of Correspondence An organization that spread political ideas and information through the colonies.
12.Occupy To move into and take control of a place, especially by force encounter a sudden, often violent clash.
13.Encounter To meet, come face to face with.
14.Minuteman A civilian during Revolutionary era, sworn to be ready to fight with only one minute’s notice.
15.Loyalist An American colonist who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
16.Patriot American colonist who favored American independence.
17.Approach To get closer to something.
18.So-called Known as.
19.Petition A formal request.
20.Preamble The introduction to a formal document that often tells why the document was written.
21.Discipline The ability to follow strict rules and procedures.
22.Debate A discussion of opposing points of view.
23.Status Rank or place as compared to others.
24.Advocate Supporter
25.Reconciliation Settlement, understanding
26.Renounce To give up, to abandon
27.Animosity Hostility; ill will; hatred
28.Infallibly Without Fail
29.Torrent Fast-moving liquid

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