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GeographyGrading period 8 Vocabulary

Grading period 8 vocabulary words

 

Week 1

 

Word

Communism

 

Definition

any system of government in which a single, usually totalitarian, party holds power, and the state controls the economy

Sentence

Communism is the opposite of capitalism

Example

China’s government

North Korea’s government

 
  

Word

Socialism

Definition

A political system/theory where production and distribution of wealth is controlled by the people and handed out equally

Sentence

Socialism is looked down upon by many Americans, but many European countries practice form of it.

Example

Sweden’s government

Communism is a form of socialism

   

Word

symbolize

Definition

To representing something by means of a symbol.

 

Sentence

People burn the flag to symbolize their displeasure with the country

Example

Flags

Money

Bald Eagle

  

Word

moderate

Definition

Middle of the road, not extreme

Sentence

We don’t see a lot of moderate people on talk shows because that is boring TV.

Example

1 % milk not to think no to light

 

Week two

 

Word

Magnified

Definition

Increased in size or importance

Sentence

The food shortage was magnified when the drought started

Example

Need to help Haiti after the earthquake

Any thing under a magnified glass

Word

Shanghai

Definition

Largest city in China with over 20 million people. Located on the east coast of China.

Also means to trick or force someone to go somewhere or do something

Sentence
I want to visit Shanghai someday.

I was shanghaied into my class reunion.

Draw a picture here

 

Word

exacerbate

Definition

Make Worse

Sentence

The flight was exacerbated when the guy next to me threw up.

Example

When break your iPod after you’ve been fired from your job

Word

Vulnerable

 

Definition

Open to physical or emotional harm

Sentence

I felt vulnerable at the mall this weekend because I didn’t have a chair to protect myself.

Synonym

Defenseless

Word

Academic  

Definition

Educational

Sentence

We try to teach academic words at Phoenix High.

Synonym

Intellectual  

Word

Literacy  

Definition

Ability to read and write

Sentence

India has a low literacy rate.
Picture  

 Week 3

Word

manifesto

Definition

a public written declaration of principles, policies, and objectives

Sentence

The School manifesto was posted in the lobby

Picture

Word

sustainable

Definition

able to be maintained

SentenceOur oil consumption is not sustainable.Picture

Word

disparity

Definition

a lack of equality between people or things

SentenceThere is a large disparity in graduation rates in Minneapolis compared to the rest of the state.Picture

Word

Infrastructure

Definition

 the large-scale public systems, services, and facilities of a country or region that are necessary for economic activity

Sentence

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had no Infrastructure left.  
Picture

Word

Allied Powers

 

Definition

The countries that fought on the side of England, France, and the United States in World War I and II

Sentence

The Allied Powers suffered many losses during D-Day.

Picture

Word

# 

Definition

Can mean number or pound
SentenceI would like 4 #’s of pork.Picture

Word

Forfeit  

Definition

the act or an instance of giving something up or being deprived of something as a punishment

SentenceI had to forfeit the game because I cheated.Picture

Word

pension 

Definition

Money paid to a retired person
SentenceI have a pension set aside for when I turn 65 years old.Picture
 
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