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					Part 3-4: Iron Jawed Angels         21:07 to 48:06
                       Chapter      4. Woman on a Horse (to 31:01*)
                       Chapter      5. Men Plan, God Laughs (to 40:46)
                       Chapter      6. Break with the NAWSA (to 48:06)

Vocabulary
                      Part-of-
Word                                Sentence from Irow Jawed Angels                                                             Definition
                      Speech
bash                  v(T)          I'd bash your head in!                                                                      beat; smash
Commissioner          n(Proper)     Why, thank you, Commissioner Stevenson.                                                     person in charge of elections
hussies               n(C)          Get off the streets and go home, you hussies.                                               (slang) women selling sex
arroused              verb/adj      "Nation aroused by open insults to women."                                                  (slang) excited
insults               n(C)          "Nation aroused by open insults to women."                                                  rude, abusive talk
cause                 n(C)          "Cause wins popular sympathy."                                                              work; the thing they are trying to do
opposed               verb/adj      "Even those who are opposed to giving women the vote …"                                     against
ephemeral             adj           " …must now admit that the movement is no ephemeral thing."                                 brief; short-lived
negligent             adj           The police were negligent.                                                                  not careful
deny                  v(T)          I don't see how he can deny a delegation of women…                                          refuse to meet with
deligation            n(C)          I don't see how he can deny a delegation of women…                                          group
practically           adv           … especially when they were practically molested at his doorstep.                           almost
molested              verb/adj      … especially when they were practically molested at his doorstep.                           harmed; injured; physically abused
bruises               n(C)           … before the bruises fade.                                                                 black and blue marks on a person's skin
fade                  v(I)           … before the bruises fade.                                                                 disappear; become lighter
addresses             v(T)          … before he addresses Congress.                                                             gives a formal speech to
press                 v(T)          We should press our advantage.                                                              put pressure on; force someone to do something
advantage             n(U)          We should press our advantage.                                                              positive situation
overestimate          v(T)          I think you overestimate your advantage.                                                    think too highly of; expect too much of
focus on              verb phrase   Congress will focus on currency revision and tariff reform.                                 work on; put their attention on; concentrate on
currency              n(U)          Congress will focus on currency revision and tariff reform.                                 money
revision              n(U)          Congress will focus on currency revision and tariff reform.                                 changes
tarrif                n(U)          Congress will focus on currency revision and tariff reform.                                 import and export taxes; taxes to bring things in and take things out of the country
reform                n(U)          Congress will focus on currency revision and tariff reform.                                 changes
priority              n(U)          (These issues) must take priority over special interests.                                   main concern; importance
merits                n(C)          I can't very well instruct Congress on the merits of an issue …                             positive points; advantages
legislate             v(T)          How can you legislate tariff reform when not all citizens are able to vote for it?          make laws for
stalling              v(I)          (The President) is stalling. He knows Anna Shaw won't press him.                            waiting; delaying; not doing anthing yet
dedicated             adj           We need a separate committee dedicated to the federal amendment and nothing else.           working only on; devoted; enthusiastic
federal               adj           We need a separate committee dedicated to the federal amendment and nothing else.           national; of the whole country
district              n(C)          We've got women coming in from every district to volunteer.                                 area of the county
train                 v(T)          Now's the time to train them..                                                              teach; prepare
floor                 n(C)          (Now's the time to) get the amendment on the floor and to a vote.                           introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives
pass                  v(I)          It won't pass.                                                                              get enough votes
go after              verb phrase   Then we'll use that as an excuse to go after the Democrats.                                 try for; try to get support from
a thorn in his side   noun phrase   Be a thorn in Wilson's side …                                                               continue to remind him; not let him forget
lobbyists             n(C)          Instructions for lobbyists:                                                                 people trying very hard to get elected officials to do something
index                 n(C)          … look him up in our card index                                                             file
record                n(C)          What's his suffrage record?                                                                 history; how did he vote for suffrage
majority              n(U)          The majority of intelligent, refined, educated women in our country don't want it.          large number; most
refined               adj           The majority of intelligent, refined, educated women in our country don't want it.          good mannered; polite
defeat                v(T)          … Took forever to defeat it.                                                                vote it down
unauthorized          adj           Alice Paul (has) a new unauthorized fundraising committee.                                  not approved
fundraising           adj           Alice Paul (has) a new unauthorized fundraising committee.                                  collecting money
advisory board        noun phrase   See who's on the advisory board?                                                            group giving their opinions about what to do
specs                 n(C)          That money should've
                                    Not without my specs. come here to the National … for state campaigns, not her              (slang) eye-glasses
propaganda sheet      noun phrase   propaganda sheet.                                                                           list of false information
authorize             v(T)          You didn't authorize her to publish a newspaper?                                            approved of
publish               v(T)          You didn't authorize her to publish a newspaper?                                            print and distribute
editorial             n(C)          Of course not. Read the editorial.                                                          opinion article in the newspaper
boycott               v(T)          She's telling women to boycott Wilson in the next election.                                 not vote for
rarely                adv           Rarely in the history of the country has a party been more powerful.                        not often; only once in a while
party                 n(C)          Rarely in the history of the country has a party been more powerful.                        political group who want to have power
enfranchise           v(T)          If the Democrats refuse to enfranchise women …                                              let (women) vote
incumbent             adj           … then it's incumbent upon voters to boycott President Wilson and his party.                important
inaction              n(U)          President Wilson's inaction establishes just as clear a record …                            not doing anything
establishes           v(T)          President Wilson's inaction establishes just as clear a record …                            makes; sets
policy                n(C)          … as does a policy of open hostility.                                                       plan
open                  adj           … as does a policy of open hostility.                                                       obvious; direct
hostility             n(U)          … as does a policy of open hostility.                                                       opposition; not willing to help
subscribe             v(I)          Wilson doesn't subscribe to The Suffrigist .                                                give money to get a magazine or newspaper
Coliseum              n(Proper)     It's the Coliseum, isn't it?                                                                ancient Roman stadium (a large outdoor area for games/performances and a large audience)
tirade                n(C)          The Star won't print some tirade from your propaganda sheet…                                long article about some opinion
ballast               n(U)          I like this hat. - It's ballast, isn't it?                                                  weight; somethng heavy
drift                 v(I)          If you took it off, you'd drift.                                                            move away
passed away           v(I)          Julia passed away four years ago.                                                           died
coward                n(C)          … you're a coward who won't champion a reasonable editorial.                                person afraid to do something
champion              v(T)          … you're a coward who won't champion a reasonable editorial.                                defend; support
publically            adv           I see no reason to publicly embarrass him.                                                  in front of other people
anti-suffragists      n(C)          Women like you are worse than anti-suffragists.                                             people against voting rights
perpetuate            v(T)          You perpetuate the lie everyday at breakfast.                                               continue
editor                n(C)          He's the youngest newpaper editor …                                                         person managing a newspaper
split                 v(T)          Do you want to split the manicotti?                                                         divide in half
manicotti             n(U)          Do you want to split the manicotti?                                                         a large pasta usually filled with cheese
complicate            v(T)          Don't complicate your life.                                                                 make (your life) difficult
impressive            adj           is a very impressive total.                                                                 amazing
forwarded             verb/adj      Why hasn't any of that money been forwarded to the National Treasury?                       sent; given
fund                  v(T)          The Union was created to fund the Committee's efforts to lobby Washington.                  pay for
efforts               n(C)          The Union was created to fund the Committee's efforts to lobby Washington.                  hard work
move                  v(+to+V)      I move to suspend the activities pf the Congressional Committee …                           make a formal recommendation at a committee meeting
suspend               v(T)          I move to suspend the activities pf the Congressional Committee …                           stop for awhile
unauthorized          adj           … the board will investigate unauthorized expenditures.                                     not approved
expenditures          n(C)          … the board will investigate unauthorized expenditures.                                     payments
second                v(T)          Second the motion.                                                                          be the second person to approve
motion                n(C)          Second the motion.                                                                          formal recommendation at a committee meeting
resign                v(I)          If you don't resign, she’ll make sure you're voted out.                                     quit
composed              verb/adj      The National Woman's Party is composed entirely of women…                                   includes; has as members
entirely              adv           The National Woman's Party is composed entirely of women…                                   only
align                 v(T)          … and does not align itself officially or unofficially with any existing political party.   agree with; support
officially            adv           … and does not align itself officially or unofficially with any existing political party.   formally; publically in writing
unofficially          adv           … and does not align itself officially or unofficially with any existing political party.   informally
single-platform       adj           We are a single-platform party …                                                            one issue; one topic
denied                verb/adj      The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged ...      refused
abridged              verb/adj      The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged ...      not complete
pledge                v(T)          We pledge unceasing opposition to any and all political candidates.                         promise
unceasing             adj           We pledge unceasing opposition to any and all political candidates.                         never stopping
opposition            n(U)          We pledge unceasing opposition to any and all political candidates.                         disagreement
thoughtless           adj           Miss Paul is taking a thoughtless and irresponsible stance …                                uncaring; selfish
stance                n(C)          Miss Paul is taking a thoughtless and irresponsible stance …                                opinion; position
amounts to            verb phrase   ... that amounts to an endorsement of the Rupublican candidate.                             is the same as
endorsement           n(C)          ... that amounts to an endorsement of the Rupublican candidate.                             supporting; voting for
endorse               v(T)          NAWSA will continue to endorse him …                                                        support ; vote for
widow                 n(C)          She's a widow now.                                                                          woman whose husband has died
break                 v(T)          You're the woman on the horse … you can make or break a rally.                              make unsuccessful
rally                 n(C)          You're the woman on the horse … you can make or break a rally.                              meeting to get support
exhausted             adj           I'm sorry, I'm exhausted.                                                                   very tired
missions              n(C)          Run around Europe, waste your time on peace missions …                                      work
bail                  v(I)          … and now you bail when it really matters?                                                  leave
blinders              n(C)          This is an election year. And you're wearing blinders.                                      covers over your eyes

				
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