Vocabulary Words


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Air Force One: Plane used to fly the President of the United States.

Ally: Country that helps, supports, and protects another country. In Passing the Bone, Larry the Cat is called an “ally” because the United Kingdom is an ally to the United States. Therefore, Larry and Bo are allies (loyal friends).

Barney and Miss Beazley Bush: Former First Dogs to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States.

Camp David: Private camp for the President of the United States. Camp David also is used to host foreign leaders.

Candidates: Persons who are trying to be elected. In Passing the Bone, “candidates” refers to dogs across America wishing to be the next White House Pup.

Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office: Official cat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The cat’s true name is Larry.

Chief of Staff: Person of high rank who advises the President on important matters.

Citizens: People who legally belong to a country and have the rights and protection of that country.

Domestic: Of, relating to, or made in your own country.

First Family: Family of the President of the United States.

First Lady: Wife of the President of the United States.

Foes: Enemies.

Foreign: Located outside your own country.

Global affairs: Matters, business, activities, or dealings between nations.

Homeland: Country someone was born in and/or grew up in.

International Dignitary Pets: Pets of important world leaders from different countries.

Lincoln Room: Bedroom on the second floor of the White House, named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. He used this room as an office.

Off the record: Phrase meaning, whatever is being said is private and should not be shared publicly.

Oval Office: President’s office in the White House.

Patriotic: Having or showing great love and support for your country.

POTUS: Abbreviation short for “President of the United States.” In Passing the Bone, POTUS stands for “Pup of the United States.”

Secret Service: U.S. government department in charge of protecting elected leaders of the U.S. and visiting leaders.

South Lawn: Area of grass outside the White House, used for the annual Easter egg roll and outdoor activities. Marine One, the presidential helicopter, lands on the south lawn to pick up and drop off the President.

Unpatriotic: Not having or showing love and support for your country.

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