diphtheria-A serious contagious disease caused by certain bacteria. Its symptoms include high fever and difficulty breathing.
immigrant-An immigrant is a person who leaves one country and settles in another.
inspections-An official examination or review is an inspection.
interpreter-A person who translates one language to another.
foreign-Located away from your own country or being an alien.
lameness-unable to walk
naturalization-to give full citizenship
refugee-A person who leaves their country because of war and religious beliefs.
steerage-The section of a passenger ship originally near the runner, providing the cheapest accommodations.
trachoma-A contagious disease caused by bacteria that results in severe inflammation of the membranes that line the eyelid and over the eyeball.
*Definitions from The American Heritage Student Dictionary, Houghton Mifflin