ha stI l@ ti
1. the state of being unfriendly or antagonistic.
The neighbors had had a bitter argument at one time and still felt some hostility toward each other.
2. resistance or opposition.
The teachers’ initial hostility toward the new testing program was not surprising.
3. (plural) overt acts of war.
Hostilities continued between the two nations until a peace treaty was finally signed in 1923.
ae b@ lI sh@n
1. the act of abolishing or state of being abolished
In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery.
2. (cap.) the end of slavery in the United States.
After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved to the North.
1. an agreement, esp. a sworn promise.
My friend and I made a pact never to tell what we saw that day.
2. a formal compact or set of accords between or among nations; treaty.
Nazi Germany had signed a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, but it violated that pact when it invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.
to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.
She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor’s staff.
to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.