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Johnny Tremain Vocabulary Flashcards

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Define: Snuff
Finely ground tobacco that can be inhaled through the nose.
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Define: Squabs
Youthful birds, specifically pigeons.
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Define: Crucible
A place where metals are placed and heated to extreme temperatures.
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Define: Wrathfully
Intense anger.
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Define: Pious
Devoutly spiritual.
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Define: Brackish
Slightly salty water.
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Define: Autocratic
A domineering person or someone who wants absolute power.
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Define: Swinish
Ill-mannered or 'boarish.'
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Define: Wharf
A dock or boat landing.
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Define: Grenadier
A British soldier who was a foot soldier or infantry man.
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Define: Minute Men
These military men fought against British rule and were rumored to be ready 'at a minute's notice.'
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Define: Sons of Liberty
A secret society that fought for American independence.
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Define: Tory
A political party that was composed of American colonists who supported the British viewpoint during the American Revolution.
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Define: Whig
A political party that was succeeded by the Liberal Party later on. Members were American colonists and supported the American Revolution.
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Johnny Tremain was written by _____ _____.
Esther Forbes wrote Johnny Tremain
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Want to figure out what Esther Forbes was trying to say in the novel Johnny Tremain? Curious about the strange words showing up throughout the story and tired of guessing their meaning? Use these flashcards to reinforce your understanding and shed light onto previously uncertain sentences within the various chapters.

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Johnny Tremain was written by _____ _____.
Esther Forbes wrote Johnny Tremain
Define: Whig
A political party that was succeeded by the Liberal Party later on. Members were American colonists and supported the American Revolution.
Define: Tory
A political party that was composed of American colonists who supported the British viewpoint during the American Revolution.
Define: Sons of Liberty
A secret society that fought for American independence.
Define: Minute Men
These military men fought against British rule and were rumored to be ready 'at a minute's notice.'
Define: Grenadier
A British soldier who was a foot soldier or infantry man.
Define: Wharf
A dock or boat landing.
Define: Swinish
Ill-mannered or 'boarish.'
Define: Autocratic
A domineering person or someone who wants absolute power.
Define: Brackish
Slightly salty water.
Define: Pious
Devoutly spiritual.
Define: Wrathfully
Intense anger.
Define: Crucible
A place where metals are placed and heated to extreme temperatures.
Define: Squabs
Youthful birds, specifically pigeons.
Define: Snuff
Finely ground tobacco that can be inhaled through the nose.
Define: Obdurate
A refusal to change an opinion.
Define: Lamentably
Pitiable or deserving regret.
Define: Paroxysm
A sudden attack or violent expression.
Define: Gesticulating
Dramatic hand gestures.
Define: Tyranny
Cruel and oppressive ruling.
Define: Commandeer
A military term used when taking control of something.
Define: Sentries
A soldier assigned as a guard.
Define: Chaise
A horse-drawn carriage made for one or two people with no top and only two wheels.d
Define: Paunch
A large stomach or mid-section.
Define: Curt
A rude and brief comment.
Define: Rogue
Playful demeanor intended to cause trouble.
Define: Florid
A flushed or reddish complexion.
Define: Sexton
The bell-ringer for a church.
Define: Insurrection
A violent mutiny.
Define: Duds
Clothing.
Contextual Cues
Clues that help readers figure out the meaning of a word by using the rest of the sentence and neighboring sentences to define the unknown term.

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