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affirmative action a policy to make sure certain groups of people are given a fair chance for jobs and education. In particular, this policy is for minority groups and women who were not given these opportunities in the past. Regulations made by the U.S. government support affirmative action.
an another word for a. It is used before words that start with a, e, i, o, or u, or before words that begin with vowel sounds.
Atlanta the capital city of the U.S. state of Georgia.
barrio a section of a U.S. city where Spanish is chiefly spoken. [1/2 definitions]
buck5 (informal) a dollar in the U.S.
capitol (capitalized) the building in which the U.S. Congress meets. [1/2 definitions]
captain an officer of the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marines, holding the rank just below major. [2/6 definitions]
Cheyenne the capital city of the U.S. state of Wyoming. [1/2 definitions]
Chicago a city in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is near the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
coast guard (capitalized) a U.S. military service that patrols and protects the nation's coasts.
colonel an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marines who ranks above lieutenant colonel and below general.
commander the rank directly below captain in the U.S. Navy. [1/3 definitions]
commonwealth the official title of certain U.S. states and Puerto Rico. [1/2 definitions]
confederate (capitalized) a person or state allied with the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. [1/4 definitions]
congress (capitalized) the branch of the U.S. government that is elected to make laws. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. [1/2 definitions]
congressman (often capitalized) a male member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
congresswoman (often capitalized) a female member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
conservative (capitalized) having to do with the U.S. or British Conservative party. [1/6 definitions]
corporal2 an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is ranked below sergeant and above private first class.
county one of several sections into which a U.S. state is divided. [1/3 definitions]
Democratic Party one of the two major U.S. political parties.