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antebellum

an·te·bel·lum

antebellum

 
 
pronunciation:
aen ti be lm
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in or of the period prior to a war, esp. the American Civil War. (Cf. postbellum.)
Cotton was not the only crop grown on antebellum plantations.While in Georgia, we took a tour of an antebellum mansion.
Word Parts
The word antebellum contains the following parts:
ante- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, pre-
antonyms:
post-
 
bell, belli Latin root that means war
synonyms:
pac