Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24 vocabulary

Flashcard maker : Pat Coker
aboriginal
(of human races, animals, and plants) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.
agrobusiness
In agriculture, agribusiness is the business of agricultural production. It includes crop production, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales. …
biscuit
A small, typically round cake of bread leavened with baking powder, baking soda, or sometimes yeast.
calf
A young bovine animal, especially a domestic cow or bull in its first year.
cavalryman
(cavalryman) a soldier in a motorized army unit
commissioner
A person appointed to a role on or by a commission.
decry
Publicly denounce.
detriment
The state of being harmed or damaged.
by dint of
by means of
dysentery
Infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.
emphysema
A condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
ethos
The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.
foster
Encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good).
genocide
The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
gunslinger
A man who carries a gun and shoots well.
hallmark
a distinctive feature, especially one of excellence.
homesteading
Life as a settler on a homestead.
imperative
Of vital importance; crucial.
indigenous
Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
irrigation
Supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
mythology
A collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition.
pail
A bucket.
pesky
Causing trouble; annoying.
rancher
A person who owns or runs a ranch.
repute
The opinion generally held of someone or something; the state of being generally regarded in a particular way.
saddle
A seat fastened on the back of a horse or other animal for riding, typically made of leather and raised at the front and rear.
specimen
An individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc., used as an example of its species or type for scientific study or display.
subdue
Overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person).
subjugate
Bring under domination or control, especially by conquest.
succinctly
With concise and precise brevity; to the point; \”Please state your case as succinctly as possible\”; \”he wrote compactly but clearly\”
untamed
Not domesticated or otherwise controlled.

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