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legend
a story handed down from earlier times, told over and over again by many generations of people
epidemic
an outbreak of disease that makes many people sick at once
immunity
the ability to resist getting sick from a disease
privateer
the captain of an armed , privately owned ship, who the government has given permission to attack enemy ships (2) any private ship operated by such a person
ambush
to attack by surprise from a hiding place
invasion
the entrance of an armed force into another country in order to conquer it
Columbian Exchange
the transfer of people plants and animals across the Atlantic Ocean after Columbus's first trip to the Americas
settlement
a small community of people in a frontier region
plantation
a large farm where crops are grown and the people who tend it live on the land
Northwest Passage
a water route through North America that would allow Europeans to sail west to Asia
conquistdor
Spanish word for conqueror
armada
a large number of warships acting together like an army; a fleet
navigation
the science of plotting and controlling the course of a ship
circumnavigate
to sail around the world
enslaved
when someone has been forced into a system where he or she works for no play and can be bought and sold as property
slavery
a system in which people could be bought and sold and forced to work with no pay
rebel
to fight against people in power, particularly a government, to resist authority