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Module 3 (First Peoples) - Academic


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abandon
(v.) to leave or stop doing something you are responsible for
access
(n.) the right to enter a place or use something
adult
(adj./n.) a fully-grown person, or someone who is legally responsible for their actions
assume
(v.) to start to have control / to start to do a job
authority
(n.) the power you have because of your official position or status
available
(adj.) something is able to be used / easy to get
bulk
(n.) the main or largest part of something
commission
(v.) to formally ask someone to write an official report
commit
(v.) to say/promise that you will do something
conduct
(v.) to carry out an activity
contact
(n.) when two people or things touch each other
contract
(n.) an official agreement between two or more people
displacement
(n.) when a group of people are forced to leave the place where they usually live
dominant
(adj.) more powerful than other people
draft
(v.) to write the first version of something
dramatic
(adj.) great and sudden
intervention
(n.) getting involved in an argument to try to change the result
investigation
(n.) an official attempt to find out the truth about something
involvement
(n.) participation / to take part in an activity or event
legislation
(n.) a law or laws
minority
(n.) a group of people of a different race, religion, or sexuality than the majority
period
n. time, era
primary
(adj.) most important
prior to
(adj.) before
process
(n.) a slow or gradual event that results in a change
regulation
(n.) official rules or orders
require
(v.) to need something
resident
(n.) someone who lives in a particular place
resource
(n.) something useful, such as land, oil, minerals, trees, etc.
response
(n.) reaction
restore
(v.) to return something to its original place or condition
restriction
(n.) a rule or law that limits or controls what people can do
secure
(v.) to protect something or make it safe
seek
(v.) to try to get something
technology
(n.) new machines or new ways of doing something
transportation
(n.) a system for carrying people or things from one place to another place
ultimately
(adv.) finally
utilities
(n.) system of providing electricity, gas, heat, or water to houses