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Module 2 (Women's Rights) - 2000


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originally
adv. in the beginning, before other things happened
century
n. a period of 100 years
courageous
adj. brave
exactly
adv. completely correct in every detail
collect
v. to bring things together
shelter
n. a place to live
hunt
v. to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them
sick
adj. suffering from a disease or illness
absolute
adj. complete or total
during
prep. at some point in a period of time
perform
v. carry out, accomplish
gradually
adv. slowly, over a long period of time
nurse
v. to look after someone who is ill or injured
mill
n. a factory that produces materials such as cotton, cloth, or steel
prefer
v. like more
hire
v. to employ someone to do a job
especially
adv. used to show that something is more important
worst
adj. worse than anything or anyone else
slavery
n. the system of forcing people to work without pay
slave
n. someone who is owned by another person and works for them for no money
encourage
v. to give someone the courage or confidence to do something
discourage
v. to make someone less confident or less willing to do something
birth
n. producing a baby from one's body
hall
n. a building or large room for public events such as meetings
attend
v. to go to an event such as a meeting or a class
curtains
n. a piece of hanging cloth that can be pulled across to cover a window
discuss
v. to talk about something with another person or a group in order to exchange ideas or decide something
model
v. to be designed in a way that copies another system or way of doing something
amusement
n. the feeling you have when you think something is funny
shocking
adj. very surprising, upsetting, and difficult to believe
approval
n. when a plan, decision, or person is officially accepted
male
adj. related to men or boys
defender
n. someone who protects an idea, belief, or person
universal
adj. involving everyone in the world or in a particular group
improve
v. to make something better or to become better
education
n. the process of teaching and learning, usually at school, college, or university
educational
adj. teaching you something you did not know before
educated
adj. a person who has been well taught and has learned a lot
prison
n. jail
health
n. the general condition of your body
refer
v. to mention or speak about someone or something
meanwhile
adv. used to compare two things that are happening at the same time
attract
v. to make someone interested in something
cheer
v. to shout as a way of showing happiness, praise, approval, or support of someone or something
threaten
v. to say that you will cause someone harm or trouble if they do not do what you want
clothing
n. the material that people wear
electricity
n. the power carried by wires which makes machines work
skirt
n. a piece of clothing, the bottom part of a dress or coat
smoke
v. to breathe in from a cigarette
disapprove
v. consider something to be bad
agriculture
n. the science of farming
replace
v. to start doing something instead of another person
argue
v. to disagree with someone in words, often in an angry way
apart from
prep. except for; separate from
push
v. to try to persuade people to accept your ideas
oppose
v. to disagree with something and try to stop it from succeeding