Georgia Vocabulary Lists

Nathanael Greene Born

Vocabulary – Nathanael Greene Born Critical Adjective extremely important, essential, necessary Pacifist Noun Someone who believes that violence, war, and the taking of lives are unacceptable ways of resolving disputes Quaker Noun a member of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination founded in England in the 17th century that rejects formal sacraments, ministry, and […]

Congressman Charles Weltner Dies

Vocabulary – Congressman Charles Weltner Dies Equality Noun The state of being as great as, alike, or of the same rank or value Condemn Verb To express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; to indicate strong disapproval of. Resigned Verb To formally give up an office or position. Compromise Verb To make a dishonorable or […]

Jimmy Carter Rabbit Episode

Vocabulary – Jimmy Carter Rabbit Episode Fending Verb To ward off; defend or resist. Amusing Adjective Funny, entertaining Symbolize Verb to serve as a symbol of something, To represent something Perception Noun the act of getting a sense or understanding of something; cognition Ineffective Adjective not producing the desired result or effect Agitated Adjective Anxious, […]

Wyomia Tyus Born

Vocabulary – Wyomia Tyus Born C onsecutive Adjective Following one another in uninterrupted succession or order; marked by a logical sequence. Scholarship Noun A sum of money or other aid granted to a student because of merit or need to pursue his or her studies. Qualified Verb To complete the preliminary part of a competition […]

MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Vocabulary – MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Eloquent Adjective Having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech. Coordinated Verb To organize, plan, put together Allusions Noun A reference to somebody or something Imperatives Noun something that must be done Lyrical Adjective Like poetry or music Cadence Noun Rhythmic flow of a […]

Georgia Hurricane of 1893

Vocabulary – Georgia Hurricane of 1893 Destructive Adjective Causing or capable of causing destruction Churning Verb To shake or agitate with violence or continued motion. Surge Noun The rolling swell of the sea, especially after the passage of a large wave Landfall Noun An arrival on or a sighting of land, especially after a long […]

Caroline Miller Born

Vocabulary – Caroline Miller Born Pulitzer Prize Noun A prize awarded annually for excellence in American journalism, literature, or music Acclaimed Verb To enthusiastically approve Southern Renaissance Noun The reinvigoration of American Southern literature that began in the 1920s and 1930s with the appearance of writers such as William Faulkner, Caroline Gordon, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, […]

Walt Kelly Born

Vocabulary – Walt Kelly Born Cartoonist Noun A person who creates humorous drawings for a newspaper or magazine. Animator Noun A person who draws representations of animals that appear to move as real ones do. Dialect Noun A regional variety of a language, with differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation Stereotypes Noun A generalization, usually […]

Max Cleland Born

Vocabulary – Max Cleland Born Valorous Adjective Courageous; valiant; brave. Appointed Verb to name or assign to a position or office Secretary of State Noun the U.S. government official and cabinet member who is in charge of foreign affairs Horrific Adjective frightening or disturbing enough to cause horror Public Servant Noun an appointed or elected […]

Desegregation in Atlanta

Vocabulary – Desegregation in Atlanta Fiercely Adjective furiously eager or intense Resisted Verb To refuse to give in to something, to oppose and stand firm against somebody or something Desegregating Verb To eliminate racial segregation Contested Verb To challenge or question something Terrain Noun Ground or a piece of land seen in terms of its […]