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  • Bracero
  • Disembarked
  • Wistfully
  • I yearn for a new car!
  • Meaning: a Mexican laborer allowed into the US for a limited time as a seasonal agricultural worker (n) PG: 87 In 1942 the U.S. pledged that participants in its new bracero program would recieve guaranteed wages and other job security in exchange for filling wartime labor shortage in America's fields and factories.
  • Agitators
  • Meaning: The action of leaving a ship, aircraft, or vehicle (v) PG 52 Five weeks to the day after boarding the ship, passengers disembarked at Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Alienate
  • Meaning: about something yearned for PG 44 As bands played and onlookers waved from the dock, Herb's parents may have gazed wistfully at the receding German horizon, perhaps wondering if they would ever see their homeland again.
  • Hysteria
  • Yey! I
  • Meaning: One of urges others to protest; a rebel PG: 32 Sentence: His staff mounted investigations of anarchists, communists, and other agitators, including Goldman and Berkman.
  • Meaning: To cause one to feel isolated (v) PG: 51 Sentence: He faced an uncertain reelection bid the next year, and he didn't need to alienate voters by disagreeing with their preferences.
  • Meaning: Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion/excitement PG: 34 Sentence: Their attorney condemned "the present hysteria" and argued that the government had an obligation to offer "justice to even the most unpopular citizen or alien holding the most unpopular views the most unpopular time."
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