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expedition

ex pe di tion
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confederate

con fe de rate

syn. - united, allied, combined; an ally, accomplice
(adj.) joined with others for a common purpose
(n.) a person, state, or country that joins with another for a common purpose; a partner in crime

ant. - divided, separated; foe, enemy
modify

mo di fy

syn. - to adjust, alter, adapt, vary, revise
(v.) to change somewhat

alibi

a li bi

syn. - an excuse, explanation, story, defense
(n.) a claim of having been elsewhere when a crime was committed; a reason given to explain something
blockade

bloc kade
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Unit 14
Vocabulary Workshop - Level Blue
Jonathan Sams
Mrs. Delaney, 4th Grade
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economical

e co no mi cal

syn. - thrifty, frugal, saving
(adj.) Careful about spending money or using resources

ant. - extravagant, wasteful
mutiny

mu tin y

syn. - a revolt, uprising, riot; to revolt, rise up
(n.) an open rebellion against authority
(v.) to rebel against those in charge

ant. - to support, obey
swindle

swin dle

syn. - to deceive, trick, gyp, con; a scam, fraud, hoax, racket
(v.) to cheat out of money or property
(n.) a scheme for cheating someone
discharge

dis charge

syn. - to release, dismiss, shoot; a dismisal, release
(v.) to let go; to unload cargo or passengers; to fire off; to give off
(n.) a release or letting go; a firing off; a giving off; something given off

ant. - to detain, imprison; to hire, appoint; to load, absorb
frank

....

syn. - direct, blunt, straightforward, truthful
(adj.) honest in expressing thoughts and feelings

ant. - secretive, insincere, dishonest
territory

ter ri to ry
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reign

....

syn. - the regime, rule, control; to govern, command
(n.) the power or rule of a monarch; a monarch's period of rule
(v.) to rule as a monarch; to be widespread
reservation

re ser va tion
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negative

ne ga tive

syn. - bad, unfavorable
(adj.) saying "no"; not positive or helpful; less than zero; having the same electric charge as an electron
(n.) an expression that says "no"; a photographic image in which light and dark areas are reversed

ant. - positive, helpful, good, favorable
massacre

mas sa cre
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pursue

pur sue

syn. - to follow, hunt, run after, aim for, work for
(v.) to chase in order to catch; to strive to achieve; to carry out

ant. - to run away, take off, flee, bolt
secede

se cede
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singular

sin gu lar

syn. - exceptional, unusual
(adj.) referring to one person or thing only; out of the ordinary
(n.) the form of a word that is used to refer to one person or thing

ant. - plural; a plural
resist

re sist
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abolitionist

ab o li tion ist
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