Westward Expansion Vocabulary Word Meaning interpret Try to understand what something means, "I couldn't interpret her behavior." Translate one language into another as it is being spoken, "He interpreted all the Chinese words for us." enforce Ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone"; Compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy" emerge Come out of a hidden place, "She emerged from behind the sofa." Become known, "It finally emerged that she had been lying." Symbol TRY IT! Make your own sentence that uses the vocabulary word correctly. territory An area that you believe to be your own, "She was in my territory." Land that is part of or ruled by a particular country, "You are now in home territory." acquisition The act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another" Something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum" The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language" An ability that has been acquired by training entrepreneur Someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it consequence The result of an action, "I knew the consequences would be bad, but I had no other choice." The end result of earlier actions. "Passing her exam was the consequence of her studying hard" fertile Capable of reproducing Intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination" Bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree" Marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" cultivate Foster the growth of Prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land" Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry" Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" productivity The quality of being productive or having the power to produce (Economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time locomotive Self powered vehicle used for pulling or pushing a train, "In days gone by all locomotives were powered by steam". Relating to locomotive; a self powered vehicle pulling or pushing a train, "A locomotive engineer". suffrage A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920" deprive Prevent someone from having something that they need or want, "You cannot deprive people of their basic needs." campaign A series of activities with a certain aim in mind, "A political campaign." Take part in a campaign, "He campaigned for animal rights." advocate A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea A lawyer who pleads cases in court Push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" Speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"