Word Up! Words of the Week for 3/7 – 3/11

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REPUBLICAN: n. adj.

  1. n. person favoring a republican government
  2. adj. relating to a republic republic- a state in which the power rests in the people and is exercised by representatives
  • Example:
    • The top three Republican candidates are Trump, Cruz, and Rubio.

 

DEMOCRAT (ic): n. adj.

  1. n. person who believes in the political or social equality of all people
  2. n. an advocate of democracy
  3. adj. relating to a democracy
  • Example:
    • The current Democratic candidates are Clinton and Sanders.

 

PRIMARY: n. adj.

  1. n. a preliminary election in which voters of each party nominate candidates
  2. adj. coming first
  • Example:
    • Missouri’s primary election will be held on March 15th, are you ready to vote?

 

CAUCUS: n.

  1. n. a meeting of party leaders to select candidates or elect delegates.
  • Example:
    • 13 states and 3 territories use a caucus meeting system to determine who they would prefer as candidates for each party.

 

REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT: adj.

  1. of or relating to a system of governance by chosen representatives, usually elected from among a large group
  • Example:
    • The United States is referred to as a representative government, as well as a democratic.