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American Revolution Vocabulary Quiz

 

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. disguise one who resists authority or restriction.
2. profiteer One who rises against or offers resistance to an established norm, government, or ruler
3. column A colonist of the American Revolution that supported the British, often called a Tory
4. cannonade Controlling and hiding information from others
5. repeal a long stretch of soldiers that fight in a forward motion.
6. smuggle Move goods or other things such as people in secret or in a hidden manner, sometimes illegally
7. secrecy A crime against one's own country, especially when trying to kill the person in charge
8. loyalist Cancel a decision or choice
9. rebel A preliminary, introductory, or beginning statement
10. preamble A time of heavy, continuous gunfire
11. regiment a person who gains excessive profits, esp. by selling scarce commodities at very high prices.
12. treason Alter appearance in order to conceal true identity
13. guerrilla or guerilla a troop of infantry consisting of at least two battalions.

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