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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

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              Rural                                                     Ø
                                                      Adj
                                                                     (Neutral)
Definition:


Rural means relating to the country, country
life or people

In “The Gold Cadillac,” the author wrote
“They said it was a dangerous thing, a mighty
dangerous thing, for a black man to drive an
expensive car into the rural south.”

Illustrate the word and provide a caption:




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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1) How is a rural area different from an urban area?

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2) Look at the graph at the right. What is it telling us about the race of
students who live in rural areas?

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3) Look at the graph below, “Urban and Rural Population Growth”
a) Why do you think the number of people living in rural areas has not changed in the last 200 years?

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b) Why do you think the number of people living in urban
areas has increased in the last 200 years?

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

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              Heedful                                                  Adj.                   Ø
Definition:

Heedful means being watchful, cautious or
careful
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Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1) In “The Gold Cadillac,” the author wrote “My father was silent, then he said: ‘All my life I’ve had
to be heedful of what white folks thought.’” Why do you think the father have to be careful of what
white people thought?

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2) If you were babysitting a younger sibling or cousin, what kind of things would you be heedful of?
Give at least 2 examples and explain why you would be heedful of these things.

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                    Part of Speech:    Charge:

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               Splendor                                                 noun                   +
Definition:

Splendor has several meanings:
1. Splendor means great brightness
2. Splendor also describes something grand or
magnificent.
Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning) _______________________________________

Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1) In “The Gold Cadillac,” the author wrote “Instead of driving through Mississippi in golden
splendor, we traveled its streets and roads and highways in Cousin Halton’s solid, yet not so splendid,
four-year-old Chevy.” According to the narrator’s description, what do you think the four-year-old
Chevy looks like? Be as specific as possible.

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2) Look at the image below. Why does this picture have great splendor?

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3) Look at the image below. Why did someone name this cruise ship “Carnival Splendor?” Think
about the meaning of the word “splendor.”

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                             Part of Speech:      Charge:

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               Throng                                               Verb
                                                                     and
                                                                    noun
Definition:


1) Verb: To throng means to crowd into or to
   fill (like people thronging into the T car or
   fans thronging Fenway on game days)
2) Noun: A throng is a large group of people
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Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning) _______________________________________

Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)




Illustrate the word and provide a caption:




Caption: ___________________________________________________________________________

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1. Give an example of a celebrity who would be surrounded by a throng of fans at the airport.

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2. Look at the picture below. Why are these people thronging onto the streets?

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3. What does it mean if someone wrote: “sweet memories and sorrow throng into my mind”?

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                      Part of Speech:    Charge:

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               Jostle                                                       verb                  -
Definition:


To jostle means to push roughly or knock
against someone in a crowd, especially so that
you can get somewhere or do something
before other people
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Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1. How is “jostling” different from “thronging” into a certain area? (There is a slight difference).

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2. Draw a picture to describe this scene from “The Fan Club” by Rona Maynard. “The steel sound of
the bell shattered the silence. Scraping chairs, cries of ‘Hey, wait!’ The crowd moved into the hallway
now, a thronging, jostling mass.’”
7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                              Part of Speech:      Charge:

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               Gaudy                                                   adj                   -
Definition:


Gaudy describes clothes, colors or decorations
that are too bright and look cheap.
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Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1. Why might some criticize this person’s nails as being too gaudy? Be specific. What makes her nails
gaudy?


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2. Everyone noticed Aunt Edna’s gaudy hat. Draw
a picture of the hat to the right. 




3. The school uniform is pretty basic and simple. Let’s say it’s spirit week at school and it’s “Gaudy
Tuesday.” What could you do to your uniform and outfit to make it gaudy? (Think shoes, pants/skirt,
socks, shirt, sweater, hair, etc)

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                    Part of Speech:    Charge:

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               Irrational                                                   adj                 -
Definition:


Irrational means not having a good reason for
thinking or acting a certain way (ex: Because
Emma had never tried carrots, her dislike of the
vegetable was irrational.).

Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1. The prefix “ir-” means “not” when it is added to a root word (like the root word “rational.”) What
does “rational” mean?

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2. Look at the image and caption below. Is this woman’s fear of mice irrational? Explain why or why
not.
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3. Look at the image to the right. Is it irrational to have this
safety kit in your house? Why or why not.
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4. Read the excerpt from “The Fan Club” short story below.

“Can we call the United States a free country when millions of people face prejudice and
discrimination? As long as one person is forbidden to share the basic rights we take for granted, as
long as we are still the victims of irrational hatreds, there can be no freedom. Only when every
American learns to respect the dignity of every other American can we truly call our country free.”

What does the narrator mean by “irrational hatreds?” What are some examples of irrational hatreds that
people might have?


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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                   Part of Speech:     Charge:

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               Malicious                                                   adj                 -
Definition:


Malicious means very unkind and cruel, and
doing something on purpose to upset or hurt
someone
Antonym(s)? (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s)? (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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1. What is an example of a malicious rumor someone might spread (keep it appropriate).

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2. You’re on the internet and all of a sudden the screen quickly flashes black. Then a message pops up
that says “The website doesn't offer any more information other than "This program MAY contain a
malicious software.” What has happened?
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What is another word for the malicious software? Why is it called malicious?
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3. Think of a TV show, book character or superhero villain who is malicious. What makes them so
malicious? Who are they malicious towards?
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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                  Part of Speech:     Charge:

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               Prodigy                                                noun                   +
Definition:


A prodigy is an unusually talented person.
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Antonym(s) (Words that have the opposite meaning)

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Connection(s) (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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    1. Who is an example of a child/young prodigy? What is their extreme talent?

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    2. Finish the sentence: “The audience asked the prodigy to play another piece of music
       because…”

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    3. What do you think prodigious means?

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7th Grade Vocabulary Dictionary

#             Word:                                                   Part of Speech:    Charge:

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               Liable                                                   adj                 Ø
Definition:


Liable means likely to do something.
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Connection(s) (Does this word remind you of another book, movie or part of your life?)

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    1. If someone said you were “like a firecracker, liable to go off at any moment,” what do they
       mean?
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    2. How is a wild animal liable to react when threatened?

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    3. What are you liable to do when you first get home from school?

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