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the degree or amount of strength or force that something has
Scientists use a device called a seismograph to measure the intensity of an earthquake.
surveys of people’s opinions or beliefs
The students took polls of their classmates to find out their favorite summer pastimes.
to protect or keep in an original state
Officials preserve the Declaration of Independence behind a thick sheet of glass.
to fall apart or become worse over time
Nobody had lived in the abandoned house for years, so it began to deteriorate.
unjust behavior toward others based on differences such as race, religion, or gender
In 1955, an African-American named Rosa Parks fought against discrimination by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
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