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abrupt
a brupt'
adj happening suddenly without warning.
The British were suprised by the abrupt cannon firing.
achieve
a chieve'
v. to do what one sets out to do
Even though the Americans did not have a lot of soldiers, they achieved their goal of defeating the British.
attempt
at tempt'
v. to try; to make an effort
n. a try
Nathan Hale's attempt to get secret informaton from the British failed.
contempt
con tempt'
n. a feeling that someone or something is bad or unworthy
The Americans felt nothing but contempt for the British who taxed them unfairly.
entertain
en ter tain'
v. 1) to interest and amuse 2) to have guests 3) to have in mind.
General Schuyler entertained himself by cutting down trees to slow the British progress.
glimpse
glimpse'
v. to get a quick look at
n. a quick or hasty look
The Americans were thrilled to get a glimpse of their new flag flying over Fort Stanwix for the first time.
mock
mock'
v.to make fun of
adj. not real
The Americans mocked the British by flying their flag upside down.
persist
per sist'
v. 1) to keep on doing or trying 2) to go on and on
In spite of many loses, the American's persisted and finally defeated the British.
persuade
per suade'
v. to win someone over by arguing or asking.
The American's finally persuaded the British to surrender.
phase
phase'
n. a stage in a series of changes
The next phase after the Revoluntionary War was to build a new nation.
quaint
quaint'
adj odd or unusual in a pleasing or old fashion way.
The American flag brings quaint memories to soldiers.
recall
re call'
v. 1) to remember 2) to call or take back
The sons of the Patriots recall fondly the memories of their fathers.
reject
re ject'
v. to refuse to accept or use
The Americans rejected the taxation of the Parliment.
revise
re vise'
v 1) to go over carefully in order; to correct or improve 2) to change in order; to bring up to date.
The British revised their plans in 1777.
sensitive
sen' si tive
adj quick to notice or feel 2) easily affected by even slight change
The British were sensitive to their loose of supplies.