ACT Vocabulary Prep: King Kamehameha
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"Hawaii's annexation to the United States reflects the culmination of America's dream of manifest destiny."
Using the context, what would be the best definition for the word, "culmination"?
"Hawaii's annexation to the United States reflects the culmination of America's dream of manifest destiny."
The historical term "manifest destiny" refers to
"Traditional Hawaiian society was hierarchical, with ali'i, or hereditary chiefly families, and their kahuna, or religious specialists, at the top."
In this sentence, "hierarchical" would mean...
Kamehameha III "ended the kapu system of sacred prohibitions, and the traditional social boundaries crumbled."
Another word for "prohibitions" would be
"This boy king had been brought up by his puritanical stepmother, Queen Ka'ahamanu."
The best root word to figure out the meaning of "puritanical" would be...
"Made of tens of thousands--in some cases hundreds of thousands--of intricately woven hulu manu, or bird feathers, the longer cloaks and shorter capes were both aesthetically exquisite and symbolically indicative of importance and rank."
A craft that is created "intricately" is one that is
"Made of tens of thousands--in some cases hundreds of thousands--of intricately woven hulu manu, or bird feathers, the longer cloaks and shorter capes were both aesthetically exquisite and symbolically indicative of importance and rank."
An artifact that is "aesthetically exquisite" is one that appeals to the
"Made of tens of thousands--in some cases hundreds of thousands--of intricately woven hulu manu, or bird feathers, the longer cloaks and shorter capes were both aesthetically exquisite and symbolically indicative of importance and rank."
Something that is "indicative" is something that
"Other native Hawaiian traditions...were revitalized in a Hawaiian renaissance during the 1970s and 1980s." (10)
The root word, "vital," that is found within "revitalized" is usually associated with the English word
"The summer showcase celebrated the state and helped to encourage the traditions that previous generations of Americans had helped to eradicate." (10) *
The word "eradicate" in this sentence would mean
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