World History Vocabulary

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  1. What is the definition of abdicate?
    to give up or step down from power (p. 236)
  2. What word means to give up or step down from power?
    abdicate (p. 236)
  3. What is the definition of abolition movement?
    the campaign against slavery and the slave trade (p. 365)
  4. What word means the campaign against slavery and the slave trade?
    abolition movement (p. 365)
  5. What is the definition of absentee landlord?
    one who owns a large estate but does not live there (p. 367)
  6. What word means one who owns a large estate but does not live there?
    absentee landlord (p. 367)
  7. What is the definition of absolute monarch?
    ruler with complete authority over the government and lives of the people he or she governs (p.144)
  8. What word means ruler with complete authority over the government and lives of the people he or she governs?
    absolute monarch (p. 144)
  9. What is the definition of abstract?
    style of art composed of lines, colors, and shapes, sometimes with no recognizable subject matter at all (p. 527)
  10. What word means style of art composed of lines, colors, and shapes, sometimes with no recognizable subject matter at all?
    abstract (p. 527)
  11. What is the definition of acid rain?
    a form of pollution in which toxic chemicals in the air come back to earth in the form of rain, snow, or hail (p. 750)
  12. What word means a form of pollution in which toxic chemicals in the air come back to earth in the form of rain, snow, or hail?
    acid rain (p. 750)
  13. What is the definition of acropolis?
    highest and most fortified point within a Greek city-state (p. 16)
  14. What word means highest and most fortified point within a Greek city-state?
    acropolis (p. 16)
  15. What is the definition of Afghanistan?
    an Islamic country in Central Asia; invaded by the Soviet Union in 1979; later home to the radical Islamist Taliban and the terrorist al Qaeda (pp. 170, 757)
  16. What word means an Islamic country in Central Asia; invaded by the Soviet Union in 1797; later home to the radical Islamist Taliban ant the terrorist al Qaeda?
    Afghanistan (pp. 170, 757)
  17. What is the definition of African National Congress (ANC)?
    the main organization that opposed apartheid and pushed for majority rule in South Africa; later a political party (p. 687)
  18. What word means the main organization that opposed apartheid and pushed for majority rule in South Africa; later a political party?
    African National Congress (ANC) (p. 687)
  19. What is the definition of agribusinesses?
    giant commercial farms, often owned by multinational corporations (p. 722)
  20. What word means giant commercial farms, often owned by multinational corporations?
    agribusinesses (p. 722)
  21. What is the definition of ahimsa?
    Hindu belief in nonviolence and reverence for all life (p. 504)
  22. What word means Hindu belief in nonviolence and reverence for all life?
    ahimsa (p. 504)
  23. What is the definition of aircraft carriers?
    ships that accommodate the taking off and landing of airplanes, and transport aircraft (p. 578?
  24. What word means ships that accommodate the taking off and landing of airplanes, and transport aircraft ?
    aircraft carriers (p. 578)
  25. What is the definition of al Qaeda?
    a fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organization led by Saudi Arabian Osama bin Laden (p. 756)
  26. What word means a fundemenalist Islamic terrorist organization led by Saudi Arabian Osama bin Laden?
    al Qaeda (p. 756)
  27. What is the definition of alliance?
    formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defence (p. 111)
  28. What word means formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defence?
    alliance  (p. 111)
  29. What is the definition of Alsace and Lorraine?
    provinces on the border of Germany and France, lost by France to Germany in 1871; regained by France after World War I (p. 456)

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