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decade
a period of ten years
compromise
a way to settle disagreements in which each side gives up some of its demands or makes concessions
slave state
a state that permitted slavery
free state
a state that did not permit slavery
ratio
the relationship between two things expressed in numbers
abolitionism
the movement to do away with slavery
reputation
what is generally said or believed about a person
secede
to break away, as the Confedeate States did from the federal Union
Confederate States of America
the name of the government formed by the southern states when they seceded from the Union in the early 1860s
referendum
a question or a proposed law put before the people for their vote on the matter
aloof
removed or indifferent
custody
the keeping, guardianship, or care of
evasive
seeking to avoid answering directly
materialized
took form or shape; appeared
recuperate
recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength
summons
a legal notice ordering an individual to appear in a court of law
soft-pedal
to play it down and not make it obvious
juvenile deliquency
antisocial or illegal behavior by children or young people
thicket
a dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees
officious
to meddle or interfere in the business of others