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Vocabulary . Guns for General Washington. n. when no action or can be taken, no progress syn : standoff, standstill a ntonyms: progress, advance stalemates. Stalemate. n . A deep crack or gap in the earth surface s yn : gorge a nt: closing c hasm s , . c hasm.

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vocabulary

Vocabulary

Guns for General Washington

stalemate

n. when no action or can be taken, no progress

  • syn: standoff, standstill
  • antonyms: progress, advance
  • stalemates
Stalemate
lobsterback

n. A nickname given to a British soldier in the 1700’s since their uniform jacket was red.

  • syn: Redcoat, soldier
  • ant: militia, Patriot
  • lobsterbacks
lobsterback
militia

n. A army formed by volunteer citizens

  • Syn: reserves, minutemen
  • Ant: civilians, citizens
  • militias
militia
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adj. Foolish, senseless or stupid

  • Syn: absurb, insane
  • Ant: smart
  • Daftness, daftly, dafter, daftest
daft
staunch

Adj. firm, steadfast and loyal in character.

  • syn: trustworthy, reliable
  • ant: unworthy, unreliably
  • staunchly, staunchness, stauncher, staunchest
staunch
optimistic

Adj. to see good about something, or a favorable outcome.

  • syn: positive, cheery, confident
  • ant: pessimist, negative, doubtful
  • Optimistically, optimistics, optimism
optimistic
scurvy

n. A disease where a person lacks vitamin C. due to an improper diet.

  • syn. Diseased, infection
  • ant. healthy
  • no word endings
scurvy
blockade

n. a formation surround a place to prevent people from entering or exiting

  • syn: barricade, barrier
  • ant: advantage, opening
  • blockades
blockade
powder

N. a substance ground to a fine consistency, used for the explosion in weapons

  • syn: gunpowder
  • ant
  • powders
Powder
colonel

N. high position of leadership in the army

  • syn: leader
  • Ant: private, first class, unranked.
  • colonels
colonel
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n. a sheet of floating ice

  • Syn: iceberg, berg
  • ant:water
  • floes
floe
reenlist

v. to enlist, or sign up, again.

  • syn: reenroll, retire
  • reenlisted, reenlisting
reenlist
henry knox

Born in 1750

  • Opened a bookstore to support his mom and younger brother.
  • appointed by General Washington to be Chief of Artillery
  • After the war, under President Washington, he was appointed Secretary of War.
Henry Knox
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3 months

60 tons, or 119,000 pounds of artillery

Moved by boat, animal-pulled sleds