List of Terms for Lesson on Crispus Attucks

Role - a personís function or position

While at school, a studentís role is that of learner.

Motive - an emotion or desire that causes one to act

His motive for quitting the team was that he did not like the coach.

Legacy - what a person leaves after his or her death

Babe Ruthís legacy as one of baseballís greatest players will be remembered for years.

Casualty Ė a person injured, killed, captured or missing in action against an enemy

Both the North and South suffered enormous casualties during the Civil War.

Revile - to denounce

She reviled her teacher for having given her two hours of homework.

Self-evident truth - a statement requiring no proof

That humans have two eyes and one nose is a self-evident truth.

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