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					           Vocabulary Words – 4th Grade
Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times. You should
     be able to read the list of words in about 10-15 seconds by the end
     of the week.
   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two times
     each.
   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
     SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS IN
     THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE WORD “I.”

Week 1 – synonyms (A word that means the same as another word.)
  1) romp – to play
  2) startle – to surprise someone
  3) appoint – to choose someone
  4) grief – sorrow
  5) jittery – nervous
  6) sweltering – extremely hot
  7) glee – delight or happiness
  8) vessel – a ship
  9) pledge – promise
  10 triumph – a victory


Week 2 – synonyms (A word that means the same as another word.)
  1) unfurl – unfold
  2) vast – great or big
  3) thaw – to melt
  4) nimble – quick
  5) din – loud noise
  6) trophy – prize
  7) garment – something you wear
  8) eerie – strange
  9) chide – to scold someone
  10 fret – worry
Week 3 – antonyms (A word that means the opposite of another word.)
  1) native – comes from here
  2) foreign – comes from someplace else
  3) excited – full of excitement and energy
  4) calm – relaxed
  5) dissimilar – not alike
  6) identical – exactly the same
  7) reduce – to make smaller
  8) enlarge – to make larger
  9) appear – to show up
  10 vanish – to disappear


Week 4 – antonyms (A word that means the opposite of another word.)
  1) collect – to gather
  2) disperse – to give out
  3) torrent – a flood or a lot of something
  4) trickle – a drop or just a little of something
  5) maintain – to keep something
  6) discontinue – to stop something
  7) snare – to catch something
  8) release – to let something go
  9) methodical – to do something slowly and carefully
  10 haphazard – to do something without any care or order


Week 5 – Compound Words (A word made up of two smaller words put
together.)
   1) driftwood – wood floating on a body of water
   2) beanstalk – the stalk on which beans grow
   3) waterfront – land along the body of water
   4) quicksand – a loose sand and water that gives way under weight
   5) cardboard – a stiff, heavy paper
   6) textbook – a book used to learn about a subject
   7) junkyard – a place for the collection and storage of trash
   8) landmark – a building or place that marks an event
   9) sunburn – inflammation of the skin caused by too much sun
   10 gingerbread – a kind of cake or cookie made with ginger
Week 6 – Homophones (A word that sounds like another word but has a
different meaning and a different spelling.)
   1) boar – a wild pig
   2) bore – an uninteresting person
   3) sweet - having the flavor of sugar
   4) suite –a group of rooms that are connected
   5) vein – a vessel that carries blood to your heart
   6) vain – someone who is extremely proud
   7) metal – a substance such as iron, copper, silver, lead or brass
   8) mettle - courage
   9) boulder – a large rock
   10 bolder – to feel braver


Week 7 – Homographs (A word that is spelled that same as another
word but has a different meaning and sometimes a different
pronunciation.)
   1) prune – a dried plum
   2) prune – to trim something
   3) desert – a region with little rainfall
   4) desert – to leave a person alone
   5) grouse – a kind of bird
   6) grouse – to complain
   7) bass – a kind of fish
   8) bass – the low singing voice of a man
   9) sewer – someone who sews
   10 sewer - a pipe for carrying away waste


Week 8 – Eponyms (Words that come from the name of a person or
place.)
   1) braille – a system of writing with raised dots for blind people (Named
      after Louis Braille.)
   2) guppy – a small, colorful fish (Named after R.J.L. Guppy)
   3) sandwich – two pieces of bread with a filling between them (Named
      after The Earl of Sandwich.)
   4) titanic – huge or great (Named after the Titans who were powerful
      Greek gods.)
   5) saxophone – a musical instrument (Named after Antoine Sax who
      invented it.)
   6) Ferris wheel – a ride with seats hanging from a large wheel that turns
      (Named after George Ferris.)
   7) bloomers – long pants gathered at the knee (Named after Amelia
      Bloomer.)
   8) limerick – a funny five-line poem (Named after a place in Ireland.)
   9) tweed – a woolen cloth made with two or more colors of yarn (Named
      after the Tweed River in Scotland.)
   10 jovial – a person who is jolly (Named after Jove, a Roman god also
   called Jupiter.)


Week 9 – Words from other languages
  1) mustang – a wild horse (Spanish)
  2) avocado – a tropical fruit that grows on trees (Spanish)
  3) patio – an outdoor space used for relaxing near a house (Spanish)
  4) rodeo – a show with horseback riding and roping (Spanish)
  5) caboose – the last car on a freight train (Dutch)
  6) waffle – a breakfast cake made from batter (Dutch)
  7) sleigh – a kind of sled (Dutch)
  8) yacht – a boat used for pleasure (Dutch)
  9) ski – a long flat runner worn on the foot (Danish)
  10 skull – the bones of your head (Danish)


Week 10 – Words from other languages
  1) gong – a kind of bell that makes a deep sound when struck (Malay)
  2) paddy – a flooded field where rice grows (Malay)
  3) umbrella – something that protects you from rain or sun (Italian)
  4) ravioli – a small pocket of pasta filled with meat or cheese (Italian)
  5) opera – a story performed in song and music (Italian)
  6) trampoline – canvas with springs used as a springboard (Italian)
  7) judo – a sport and form of self-defense using the body (Japanese)
  8) futon – a kind of mattress (Japanese)
  9) depot – a station or storehouse (French)
  10 corduroy – a cotton cloth with ridges (French)
Week 11 – Clips (A word that has been shortened or clipped.)
  1) deli – a store that sells prepared foods (short for delicatessen)
  2) condo – an apartment that is owned instead of rented (short for
     condominium)
  3) disco – a nightclub where people go to dance (short for discotheque)
  4) mayo – a sauce that people use on sandwiches and salads (short for
     mayonnaise)
  5) vet – a doctor for animals (short for veterinarian)
  6) gas – a fluid used as fuel (short for gasoline)
  7) gym – a place for sports and exercise (short for gymnasium)
  8) flu – an illness that causes high temperatures and aches (short for
     influenza)
  9) dorm – a building at college where students live (short for dormitory)
  10 drape – a covering over a window (short for drapery)


Week 12 – Blends (A word formed when parts of two words are
combined or blended together.)
  1) moped – a bicycle with a motor (motor and pedal)
  2) brunch – a meal that combines breakfast and lunch
  3) smash – to shatter something (smack and mash)
  4) smog – a fog that is polluted (fog and smoke)
  5) heliport – something from which helicopters take off and land
     (helicopter and airport)
  6) cheeseburger – a hamburger with cheese
  7) twirl – to turn around (twist and whirl)
  8) motel – a hotel for motorists (motor and hotel)
  9) telecast – what is shown on t.v. (television and broadcast)
  10 chortle – a type of laugh (chuckle and snort)


Week 13 – Coined Words (When something new is invented it needs a
name. A made-up name is called a coined word.)
  1) astronaut – a pilot of a spacecraft.
  2) skyscraper – a very tall building
  3) suburb – a community outside a large city
  4) nylon – a material made from chemicals
  5) hatchback – a car with a hatch in the back
  6) takeout – prepared food that you take home to eat
   7) jazz – music with strong rhythm and an accented beat that falls in
      unusual places
   8) monorail – a train that runs on a single track
   9) laptop – a small portable computer
   10 infomercial – a TV program that gives information and also sells a
   product


Week 14 – Word Stories (Many words have interesting stories about
their origins.)
   1) panic – a sudden and unreasonable fear (The ancient Greeks thought
       the god Pan made frightening noises in the woods.)
   2) vandalism – the destruction of valued things (This word comes from
       the name of a tribe that sacked Rome in 455 – Vandals.)
   3) flashy – something that is colorful and stands out (Gypsies who
       dressed in bright clothes lived in an English village called Flash.)
   4) popcorn – a food made by heating kernels (When corn grains explode,
       they make a popping sound.)
   5) gargantuan – extremely huge (A book by a French author was about a
       giant called Gargantua.)
   6) jeep – a powerful car with a four-wheel drive (A General Purpose
       vehicle in the army was called a GP.)
   7) china – a fine pottery used to make dishes (Dishes made of fine
       pottery first came from China.)
   8) funny bone – the place where a nerve passes your bended elbow (The
       nerve passes through your humerus bone, the bone in the top part of
       your arm. Get it? Humerus? Humorous?)
   9) pineapple – a fruit that looks like a pinecone (The name of this
       tropical fruit means “apple of the pine.”)
   10 eavesdrop – to listen in on someone’s conversation (From Iddle
   English the evesdrop is a place where water falls from the eaves of the
   house. A person listening in would stand behind that area to hear what
   was being said.)


Week 15 – Newspaper Jargon (The special vocabulary used by people
who work at certain jobs is called jargon.)
  1) dummy – a model of how a page will look
  2) masthead – the section of the newspaper that lists the names of a
     newspaper’s publishers and editors
   3) beat – the subject that a report covers
   4) scoop – if a newspaper publishes a big story before anyone else, it’s a
      scoop
   5) bleeds – when a picture goes to the edge of a page
   6) crop – if you cut off part of a picture, you crop it
   7) widow – a word on a line by itself at the end of a paragraph
   8) headline – the title of a story in a newspaper
   9) typo – a mistake in a printed word caused by hitting the wrong letter
      key
   10 stringer – a reporter who is not on the newspaper staff but sends in
   stories


Week 16 – Funny Words
  1) poppycock - nonsense
  2) slugabed – someone who is lazy
  3) bamboozle – to trick someone
  4) scalawag – a rascal or a scamp
  5) polliwog – a tadpole (frog in a very young stage)
  6) ballyhoo – an uproar about something
  7) dillydally – waste time
  8) hobnob – on familiar terms with someone
  9) bonkers – crazy
  10 gobbledygook – is writing or speaking that is long and windy and hard
  to understand


Week 17 – Prefixes super, dis, pre, semi, uni (A prefix is a word part that
is added to the beginning of a word. A prefix changes the meaning of the
word.)
super – more than          uni – one          dis – not; away
pre – before               semi - half
    1) supermarket – a large food store
    2) superhuman – someone who shows extra strength or power
    3) displease – to annoy someone
    4) dishonest – a person who cheats or lies
    5) preview – to see something in advance
    6) prehistoric – before recorded history
    7) semicircle – half a circle
    8) semiprecious – jewels that aren’t as valuable as real ones
   9) unicycle – a vehicle with one wheel
   10 unicorn – an imaginary animal with one horn on its forehead



Week 18 – Prefixes, non, en, multip, post, trans (A prefix is a word part
that is added to the beginning of a word. A prefix changes the meaning
of the word.)
non- not             mutli – many      trans – across
en – to cause        post - after
    1) nonfiction – books that are about real people and events
    2) nonstop – to not stop along the way
    3) enrage – to make someone very angry
    4) endanger – to put someone in harm’s way
    5) multicolored – something with many colors
    6) multipurpose – something that has many uses
    7) postdate – to write down a date later than the true date
    8) postscript – something added to the end of a letter after the signature
    9) transcontinental – means across the continent
    10 transplant – to move something from one place to another


Week 19 – Suffixes – ship, able, ous, hood, ty (A suffix is a word part
that is added to the end of a word. A suffix changes the meaning of the
word.)
-ship and –ty – condition of being          able – that can be
ous – full of                               hood – a state of being
   1) kinship – related by blood
   2) leadership – the ability to lead
   3) remarkable - special
   4) profitable – something you can make money on
   5) envious – jealous or wanting what someone else has
   6) joyous - happy
   7) brotherhood - fellowship
   8) neighborhood – an area in a community
   9) frailty - weakness
   10 royalty – being royal
Week 20 – Reading Words
  1) genre – a type of text (fiction, non-fiction, play, poetry, etc.)
  2) poetry – a piece of literature written in verse
  3) persuasive – text that convinces a reader to believe something
  4) non-fiction – factual information about real people, places or events
  5) simile – a comparison between two unlike things using the words like
     or as (He is a strong as an ox.)
  6) alliteration – repetition of the first sound in words (Silly Sally sang.)
  7) dialogue – characters’ conversation in a story
  8) foreshadowing – giving a sign or suggestion of what will happen later
     in a story
  9) metaphor – a word for one idea or thing that is used in place of
     another to suggest a likeness between them (The ship plows the sea.)
  10 narrator – the one telling the story


Week 21 – Reading Words
  1) script – the text of a play, broadcast or movie
  2) personification – a figure of speech in which an object has the
     qualities of a person (The dog read the book.)
  3) hyperbole – a figure of speech that exaggerates the truth (I am
     starving.)
  4) stanza – a part of a poem with two or more lines
  5) theme – the big idea or message of a story that connects the
     characters, setting and plot
  6) caption – a brief explanation that describes an illustration or
     photograph
  7) glossary – a list of words and their definitions often found at the back
     of the book
  8) index – an alphabetized listing of terms or subjects that gives the page
     number where it can be found in the story
  9) italics – a style of printing with letters slanted to the right
  10 headings – titles within an article that identify each new topic
Week 22 – Greek word parts photos, tele, phobos, syn, phone
photos – light           tele – far away, distant          phobos – fear
syn – with, together     phone – sound
   1) photograph – picture created by light (photo means light; graph means
      to draw or write)
   2) photosynthesis – (photo means light; syn means together; thesis
      means putting) – the process by which plants use light to create food
   3) telescope – an items used for looking at distant objects
   4) telegraph – a system used to transmit messages from a distance
   5) claustrophobia – fear of closed places
   6) hydrophobia – (hydro means water) fear of water
   7) synthesis – combining several things together
   8) synonym – two words with the same meaning
   9) sympathy – to feel what someone else may be feeling
   10 microphone – an item used to record small sounds


Week 23 – Latin word parts pro, ad, pes/pedis, dens/dentis, corpus
pro – for/before/forward/in place of         ad – to/toward/near/next to
pes/pedis – foot           dens/dentis – tooth     corpus - body
   1) profess – to admit something
   2) prologue – the section before the beginning of a book
   3) adequate – even with or equal to
   4) admire – to look at with wonder or amazement
   5) pedestal – the foot of a column
   6) pedicure – professional care and treatment of the feet
   7) dentist – a tooth doctor
   8) denture – set of false teeth
   9) corpse – dead body
   10 corps – military division organized as a body (marine corps)



Week 24 – Long o/oa; ai; ee; ea
  1) cocoa – a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with water or hot
     milk
  2) bay – a small body of water off the shoreline
  3) delay – to postpone or put off until later
  4) Mayflower – the ship in which Pilgrims sailed from Southampton to
     the New World in 1620
   5) plain – not very pretty
   6) kneecap – the protective covering for the knee
   7) teasing – to irritate or annoy
   8) repeal – to withdraw officially
   9) wealthy - rich
   10 threaten – to say that you will harm someone


Week 25 – Final e rule
  1) gale – a very strong wind
  2) rescue – to save someone from danger
  3) type – a kind or sort of (classifying)
  4) excite – to stir up emotions
  5) describe – to tell about in detail
  6) device – an invention for a particular purpose
  7) abode – a place where someone lives
  8) orate – to make a formal public speech
  9) sage – wise, solemn or sound
  10 cease – to put an end to or to stop


Week 26 – tion/sion endings
  1) location – the site or position of something
  2) fiction – literary works based on imaginary people and events
  3) information – knowledge; gathered facts
  4) population – all of the people who live in a certain area
  5) conversation – casual talk
  6) condition – the state of health of someone
  7) decision – something somebody has settled on
  8) avocation – something people do for pleasure, apart from their regular
     job
  9) illumination – a decoration of lights
  10 conjunction – words that connect phrases such as but, and, or


Week 27 – short vowels
  1) mass – a lump or a body of matter
  2) conflict – a disagreement
  3) withdraw – to remove
  4) cause – the reason for the action
   5) proper – suitable or correct
   6) guilty – responsible for wrongdoing
   7) gravity – the force that pulls objects down toward Earth
   8) comet – an astronomical object with a long tail
   9) janitor – a cleaning and maintenance person
   10 friendship – the relationship between two people who get along


Week 28 – un prefix
  1) unfair – not fair or just
  2) unsure – not certain
  3) uneven – not level or flat
  4) unknown – not known
  5) unless – except for
  6) unnecessary – not essential or not necessary
  7) unbelievable – incredible; not believable
  8) unkempt – not tidy; not properly cared for
  9) unflagging – never giving up
  10 unassuming – modest, humble, down-to-earth


Week 29 – ful suffix
  1) fearful – being frightened
  2) skillful – being good at something
  3) successful – having a good outcome
  4) peaceful – free from war or violence
  5) meaningful – full of purpose or value
  6) merciful – full of compassion
  7) plentiful – more than enough of something
  8) slothful – lazy or slow
  9) grateful - thankful
  10 fanciful – imaginary or fun


Week 30 – Strong verbs
  1) devour – to eat quickly in a greedy way
  2) reverberate – to echo repeatedly or bounce back and forth
  3) sneer – to smile in a mean, mocking or sarcastic way
  4) gape – to stare with a wide-open mouth
  5) glower – to give a hard, angry frown or stare
   6) saunter – to stroll or walk along in a casual way
   7) clamber – to climb awkwardly using both hands and feet
   8) slither – to slip and slide along the ground like a snake
   9) grapple – to struggle with something
   10 collide – to crash together

Week 31 – Strong nouns
  1) novice – a beginner or someone who’s not very experienced
  2) arc – a curve (in math, it’s part of a circle)
  3) orb – anything ball-shaped
  4) saga – a long story that describes the adventures of heroes
  5) sleuth – a detective
  6) girth – the measurement around the middle of something
  7) mayhem – a situation of great confusion, disorder, trouble or
     destruction
  8) malady – a disease or illness
  9) mirth – happiness and merry fun
  10 veranda - an open porch, often with a roof, built along the side of a
  building

Week 32 – Strong Adjectives
  1) flummoxed – totally confused or puzzled
  2) avid – extremely eager and enthusiastic
  3) ecstatic – overjoyed, delighted and thrilled
  4) dogged – stubborn; never giving up
  5) catty – nasty or hurtful
  6) middling – ordinary; not special
  7) riveting – totally fascinating or exciting
  8) haphazard – disorganized, random or by chance
  9) gossamer – anything very thin, light and delicate (like a spider’s web)
  10 rambunctious – wild, noisy, rowdy, disorderly or unruly


Week 33 – Emotions
  1) ecstasy – overpowering happiness
  2) melancholy – overpowering sadness; very gloomy or depressed
  3) pout – to stick out your lips and show displeasure
  4) scorn – to treat badly; to make fun of
  5) wicked - evil
  6) peril - danger
   7) mourn – to feel sorrow for the dead
   8) remorse – to regret something bad you did
   9) crafty – sly or tricky
   10 ignore – to not pay attention to


Week 34 – Body Parts – Expressions
  1) Be knee deep – very involved
  2) To have guts – to be brave
  3) Win by a hair – barely win
  4) Go arm-in-arm – go together
  5) Hang on by a fingernail – barely do it
  6) Fight tooth and nail – fight as hard as possible
  7) Get a tongue lashing – to scold
  8) Have a nose for news – to be good at finding out information and
     news
  9) See eyeball to eyeball – understand each other
  10 Run neck and neck – be very close


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             Vocabulary Words
             Week 1 - synonyms
(A word that means the same as another word.)

Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.
   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.
   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

           1. romp – to play
           2. startle – to surprise someone
           3. appoint – to choose someone
           4. grief – sorrow
           5. jittery – nervous
           6. sweltering – extremely hot
           7. glee – delight or happiness
           8. vessel – a ship
           9. pledge – promise
           10 triumph – a victory



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             Vocabulary Words
             Week 2 - synonyms
(A word that means the same as another word.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


     1. unfurl – unfold
     2. vast – great or big
     3. thaw – to melt
     4. nimble – quick
     5. din – loud noise
     6. trophy – prize
     7. garment – something you wear
     8. eerie – strange
     9. chide – to scold someone
     10 fret – worry



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                Vocabulary Words
                Week 3 - antonyms
           (A word that means the opposite
                 of another word.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. native – comes from here
  2. foreign – comes from someplace else
  3. excited – full of excitement and energy
  4. calm – relaxed
  5. dissimilar – not alike
  6. identical – exactly the same
  7. reduce – to make smaller
  8. enlarge – to make larger
  9. appear – to show up
  10 vanish – to disappear




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                Vocabulary Words
                Week 4 - antonyms
           (A word that means the opposite
                 of another word.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. collect – to gather
  2. disperse – to give out
  3. torrent – a flood or a lot of something
  4. trickle – a drop or just a little of something
  5. maintain – to keep something
  6. discontinue – to stop something
  7. snare – to catch something
  8. release – to let something go
  9. methodical – to do something slowly and carefully
  10 haphazard – to do something without any care or order


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             Vocabulary Words
         Week 5 – compound words
   (A word made up of two smaller words put
                  together)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. driftwood – wood floating on a body of water
  2. beanstalk – the stalk on which beans grow
  3. waterfront – land along the body of water
  4. quicksand – a loose sand and water that gives way under weight
  5. cardboard – a stiff, heavy paper
  6. textbook – a book used to learn about a subject
  7. junkyard – a place for the collection and storage of trash
  8. landmark – a building or place that marks an event
  9. sunburn – inflammation of the skin caused by too much sun
  10 gingerbread – a kind of cake or cookie made with ginger

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           Week 6 – homophones
(A word that sounds like another word but has
 a different meaning and different spelling.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. boar – a wild pig
  2. bore – an uninteresting person
  3. sweet - having the flavor of sugar
  4. suite –a group of rooms that are connected
  5. vein – a vessel that carries blood to your heart
  6. vain – someone who is extremely proud
  7. metal – a substance such as iron, copper, silver, lead or brass
  8. mettle - courage
  9. boulder – a large rock
  10 bolder – to feel braver




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            Week 7 – Homographs
   (A word that is spelled the same as another
     word but has a different meaning and
     sometimes a different pronunciation.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. prune – a dried plum
  2. prune – to trim something
  3. desert – a region with little rainfall
  4. desert – to leave a person alone
  5. grouse – a kind of bird
  6. grouse – to complain
  7. bass – a kind of fish
  8. bass – the low singing voice of a man
  9. sewer – someone who sews
  10 sewer - a pipe for carrying away waste

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                      Week 8 – Eponyms
          (Words that come from the name of a person or place.)

   Vocabulary Homework:
    Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
     You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
     15 seconds by the end of the week.

    Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
     times each.

    Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
     SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
     IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
     WORD “I.”

     1) braille – a system of writing with raised dots for blind people
        (Named after Louis Braille.)
     2) guppy – a small, colorful fish (Named after R.J.L. Guppy)
     3) sandwich – two pieces of bread with a filling between them
        (Named after The Earl of Sandwich.)
     4) titanic – huge or great (Named after the Titans who were powerful
        Greek gods.)
     5) saxophone – a musical instrument (Named after Antoine Sax who
        invented it.)
     6) Ferris wheel – a ride with seats hanging from a large wheel that
        turns (Named after George Ferris.)
     7) bloomers – long pants gathered at the knee (Named after Amelia
        Bloomer.)
     8) limerick – a funny five-line poem (Named after a place in Ireland.)
     9) tweed – a woolen cloth made with two or more colors of yarn
        (Named after the Tweed River in Scotland.)
     10) jovial – a person who is jolly (Named after Jove, a Roman god
        also called Jupiter.)
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     Week 9 – Words from other languages

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. mustang – a wild horse (Spanish)
  2. avocado – a tropical fruit that grows on trees (Spanish)
  3. patio – an outdoor space used for relaxing near a house (Spanish)
  4. rodeo – a show with horseback riding and roping (Spanish)
  5. caboose – the last car on a freight train (Dutch)
  6. waffle – a breakfast cake made from batter (Dutch)
  7. sleigh – a kind of sled (Dutch)
  8. yacht – a boat used for pleasure (Dutch)
  9. ski – a long flat runner worn on the foot (Danish)
  10. skull – the bones of your head (Danish)




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    Week 10 – Words from other languages

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. gong – a kind of bell that makes a deep sound when struck (Malay)
  2. paddy – a flooded field where rice grows (Malay)
  3. umbrella – something that protects you from rain or sun (Italian)
  4. ravioli – a small pocket of pasts filled with meat or cheese (Italian)
  5. opera – a story performed in song and music (Italian)
  6. trampoline – canvas with springs used as a springboard (Italian)
  7. judo – a sport and form of self-defense using the body (Japanese)
  8. futon – a kind of mattress (Japanese)
  9. depot – a station or storehouse (French)
  10. corduroy – a cotton cloth with ridges (French)




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               Week 11 – Clips
  (A word that has been shortened or clipped.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. deli – a store that sells prepared foods (short for delicatessen)
  2. condo – an apartment that is owned instead of rented (short for
     condominium)
  3. disco – a nightclub where people go to dance (short for discotheque)
  4. mayo – a sauce that people use on sandwiches and salads (short for
     mayonnaise)
  5. vet – a doctor for animals (short for veterinarian)
  6. gas – a fluid used as fuel (short for gasoline)
  7. gym – a place for sports and exercise (short for gymnasium)
  8. flu – an illness that causes high temperatures and aches (short for
     influenza)
  9. dorm – a building at college where students live (short for dormitory)
  10. drape – a covering over a window (short for drapery)

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              Week 12 – Blends
  (A word formed when parts of two words are
        combined or blended together.)
  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. moped – a bicycle with a motor (motor and pedal)
  2. brunch – a meal that combines breakfast and lunch
  3. smash – to shatter something (smack and mash)
  4. smog – a fog that is polluted (fog and smoke)
  5. heliport – something from which helicopters take off and land
     (helicopter and airport)
  6. cheeseburger – a hamburger with cheese
  7. twirl – to turn around (twist and whirl)
  8. motel – a hotel for motorists (motor and hotel)
  9. telecast – what is shown on t.v. (television and broadcast)
  10. chortle – a type of laugh (chuckle and snort)

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          Week 13 – Coined Words
  (When something new is invented it needs a
   name. A made-up name is called a coined
                  word.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. astronaut – a pilot of a spacecraft.
  2. skyscraper – a very tall building
  3. suburb – a community outside a large city
  4. nylon – a material made from chemicals
  5. hatchback – a car with a hatch in the back
  6. takeout – prepared food that you take home to eat
  7. jazz – music with strong rhythm and an accented beat that falls in
     unusual places
  8. monorail – a train that runs on a single track
  9. laptop – a small portable computer
  10. infomercial – a TV program that gives information and also sells a
     product

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Vocabulary Words * Week 14 – Word Stories
  (Many words have interesting stories about their origins.)

 Vocabulary Homework:
  Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times. You should
   be able to read the list of words in about 10-15 seconds by the end
   of the week.

  Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two times
   each.

  Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
   SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS IN
   THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE WORD “I.”

    1) panic – a sudden and unreasonable fear (The ancient Greeks
       thought the god Pan made frightening noises in the woods.)
    2) vandalism – the destruction of valued things (This word comes
       from the name of a tribe that sacked Rome in 455 – Vandals.)
    3) flashy – something that is colorful and stands out (Gypsies who
       dressed in bright clothes lived in an English village called Flash.)
    4) popcorn – a food made by heating kernels (When corn grains
       explode, they make a popping sound.)
    5) gargantuan – extremely huge (A book by a French author was
       about a giant called Gargantua.)
    6) jeep – a powerful car with a four-wheel drive (A General Purpose
       vehicle in the army was called a GP.)
    7) china – a fine pottery used to make dishes (Dishes made of fine
       pottery first came from China.)
    8) funny bone – the place where a nerve passes your bended elbow
       (The nerve passes through your humerus bone, the bone in the top
       part of your arm. Get it? Humerus? Humorous?)
    9) pineapple – a fruit that looks like a pinecone (The name of this
       tropical fruit means “apple of the pine.”)
    10) eavesdrop – to listen in on someone’s conversation (From Iddle
       English the evesdrop is a place where water falls from the eaves of
       the house. A person listening in would stand behind that area to
       hear what was being said.)
            Vocabulary Words
       Week 15 – Newspaper Jargon
(This special vocabulary used by people who
   work at certain jobs is called jargon.)

Vocabulary Homework:
 Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
  You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
  15 seconds by the end of the week.


 Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
  times each.

 Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
  SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
  IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
  WORD “I.”

1. dummy – a model of how a page will look
2. masthead – the section of the newspaper that lists the names of a
   newspaper’s publishers and editors
3. beat – the subject that a report covers
4. scoop – if a newspaper publishes a big story before anyone else, it’s a
   scoop
5. bleeds – when a picture goes to the edge of a page
6. crop – if you cut off part of a picture, you crop it
7. widow – a word on a line by itself at the end of a paragraph
8. headline – the title of a story in a newspaper
9. typo – a mistake in a printed word caused by hitting the wrong letter
   key
10. stringer – a reporter who is not on the newspaper staff but sends in
   stories
                  Vocabulary Words
                Week 16 – Funny Words

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. poppycock - nonsense
  2. slugabed – someone who is lazy
  3. bamboozle – to trick someone
  4. scalawag – a rascal or a scamp
  5. polliwog – a tadpole (frog in a very young stage)
  6. ballyhoo – an uproar about something
  7. dillydally – waste time
  8. hobnob – on familiar terms with someone
  9. bonkers – crazy
  10.gobbledygook – is writing or speaking that is long and windy and hard
     to understand



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 Week 17 – Prefixes super, dis, pre, semi, uni
 (A prefix is a word part that is added to the
  beginning of a word. A prefix changes the
            meaning of the word.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.


   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


super – more than      uni – one          dis – not; away
pre – before           semi – half

  1. supermarket – a large food store
  2. superhuman – someone who shows extra strength or power
  3. displease – to annoy someone
  4. dishonest – a person who cheats or lies
  5. preview – to see something in advance
  6. prehistoric – before recorded history
  7. semicircle – half a circle
  8. semiprecious – jewels that aren’t as valuable as real ones
  9. unicycle – a vehicle with one wheel
  10.unicorn – an imaginary animal with one horn on its forehead
              Vocabulary Words
 Week 18 – Prefixes non, multi, trans, en, post
 (A prefix is a word part that is added to the
  beginning of a word. A prefix changes the
            meaning of the word.)

   Vocabulary Homework:
    Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
     You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
     15 seconds by the end of the week.

    Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
     times each.

    Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
     SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
     IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
     WORD “I.”

non- not           mutli – many        trans – across
en – to cause      post – after

   1. nonfiction – books that are about real people and events
   2. nonstop – to not stop along the way
   3. enrage – to make someone very angry
   4. endanger – to put someone in harm’s way
   5. multicolored – something with many colors
   6. multipurpose – something that has many uses
   7. postdate – to write down a date later than the true date
   8. postscript – something added to the end of a letter after the signature
   9. transcontinental – means across the continent
   10.transplant – to move something from one place to another
               Vocabulary Words
  Week 19 – Suffixes ship, able, ous, hood, ty
  (A suffix is a word part that is added to the
 end of a word. A suffix changes the meaning
                  of the word.)
   Vocabulary Homework:
    Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
     You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
     15 seconds by the end of the week.

    Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
     times each.

Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS IN
THEM. NO SENTENCE

-ship and –ty – condition of being           able – that can be
ous – full of
                          hood – a state of being
   1. kinship – related by blood
   2. leadership – the ability to lead
   3. remarkable - special
   4. profitable – something you can make money on
   5. envious – jealous or wanting what someone else has
   6. joyous - happy
   7. brotherhood - fellowship
   8. neighborhood – an area in a community
   9. frailty - weakness
   10.royalty – being royal


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               Week 20 – Reading Words

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. genre – a type of text (fiction, non-fiction, play, poetry, etc.)
  2. poetry – a piece of literature written in verse
  3. persuasive – text that convinces a reader to believe something
  4. non-fiction – factual information about real people, places or events
  5. simile – a comparison between two unlike things using the words like
     or as (He is a strong as an ox.)
  6. alliteration – repetition of the first sound in words (Silly Sally sang.)
  7. dialogue – characters’ conversation in a story
  8. foreshadowing – giving a sign or suggestion of what will happen later
     in a story
  9. metaphor – a word for one idea or thing that is used in place of
     another to suggest a likeness between them (The ship plows the sea.)
  10.narrator – the one telling the story


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             Week 21 – Reading Words

Vocabulary Homework:
 Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
  You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
  15 seconds by the end of the week.

 Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
  times each.

 Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
  SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
  IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
  WORD “I.”


1. script – the text of a play, broadcast or movie
2. personification – a figure of speech in which an object has the
   qualities of a person (The dog read the book.)
3. hyperbole – a figure of speech that exaggerates the truth (I am
   starving.)
4. stanza – a part of a poem with two or more lines
5. theme – the big idea or message of a story that connects the
   characters, setting and plot
6. caption – a brief explanation that describes an illustration or
   photograph
7. glossary – a list of words and their definitions often found at the back
   of the book
8. index – an alphabetized listing of terms or subjects that gives the page
   number where it can be found in the story
9. italics – a style of printing with letters slanted to the right
10.headings – titles within an article that identify each new topic
             Vocabulary Words
   Week 22 – Greek Word parts photos, tele,
             phobos, syn, phone
   Vocabulary Homework:
    Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
     You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
     15 seconds by the end of the week.

    Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
     times each.

    Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
     SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
     IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
     WORD “I.”

photos – light           tele – far away, distant       phobos – fear
syn – with, together     phone – sound

   1. photograph – picture created by light (photo means light; graph means
      to draw or write)
   2. photosynthesis – (photo means light; syn means together; thesis
      means putting) – the process by which plants use light to create food
   3. telescope – an items used for looking at distant objects
   4. telegraph – a system used to transmit messages from a distance
   5. claustrophobia – fear of closed places
   6. hydrophobia – (hydro means water) fear of water
   7. synthesis – combining several things together
   8. synonym – two words with the same meaning
   9. sympathy – to feel what someone else may be feeling
   10.microphone – an item used to record small sounds


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       Week 23 – Latin Word parts pro, ad,
            pes/pedis, dentis, corpus

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


pro – for/before/forward/in place of      ad – to/toward/near/next to
pes/pedis – foot        dens/dentis – tooth     corpus – body

  1. profess – to admit something
  2. prologue – the section before the beginning of a book
  3. adequate – even with or equal to
  4. admire – to look at with wonder or amazement
  5. pedestal – the foot of a column
  6. pedicure – professional care and treatment of the feet
  7. dentist – a tooth doctor
  8. denture – set of false teeth
  9. corpse – dead body
  10. corps – military division organized as a body (marine corps)


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  Week 24 – Words with long o/oa; ai; ee; ea

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. cocoa – a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with water or hot
     milk
  2. bay – a small body of water off the shoreline
  3. delay – to postpone or put off until later
  4. Mayflower – the ship in which Pilgrims sailed from Southampton to
     the New World in 1620
  5. plain – not very pretty
  6. kneecap – the protective covering for the knee
  7. teasing – to irritate or annoy
  8. repeal – to withdraw officially
  9. wealthy - rich
  10. threaten – to say that you will harm someone




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 Week 25 – Words with final “e” rule (When
  there is an “e” at the end of the word, the
     vowel sound before the “e” is long.)

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. gale – a very strong wind
  2. rescue – to save someone from danger
  3. type – a kind or sort of (classifying)
  4. excite – to stir up emotions
  5. describe – to tell about in detail
  6. device – an invention for a particular purpose
  7. abode – a place where someone lives
  8. orate – to make a formal public speech
  9. sage – wise, solemn or sound
  10. cease – to put an end to or to stop

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    Week 26 – Words with tion/sion endings

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. location – the site or position of something
  2. fiction – literary works based on imaginary people and events
  3. information – knowledge; gathered facts
  4. population – all of the people who live in a certain area
  5. conversation – casual talk
  6. condition – the state of health of someone
  7. decision – something someday has settled on
  8. avocation – something people do for pleasure, apart from their regular
     job
  9. illumination – a decoration of lights
  10. conjunction – words that connect phrases such as but, and, or

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       Week 27 – Words with short vowels

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. mass – a lump or a body of matter
  2. conflict – a disagreement
  3. withdraw – to remove
  4. cause – the reason for the action
  5. proper – suitable or correct
  6. guilty – responsible for wrongdoing
  7. gravity – the force that pulls objects down toward Earth
  8. comet – an astronomical object with a long tail
  9. janitor – a cleaning and maintenance person
  10.friendship – the relationship between two people who get along




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        Week 28 – Words with “un” prefix

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. unfair – not fair or just
  2. unsure – not certain
  3. uneven – not level or flat
  4. unknown – not known
  5. unless – except for
  6. unnecessary – not essential or not necessary
  7. unbelievable – incredible; not believable
  8. unkempt – not tidy; not properly cared for
  9. unflagging – never giving up
  10.unassuming – modest, humble, down-to-earth




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        Week 29 – Words with “ful” suffix

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. fearful – being frightened
  2. skillful – being good at something
  3. successful – having a good outcome
  4. peaceful – free from war or violence
  5. meaningful – full of purpose or value
  6. merciful – full of compassion
  7. plentiful – more than enough of something
  8. slothful – lazy or slow
  9. grateful - thankful
  10.fanciful – imaginary or fun


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                Week 30 – Strong Verbs

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. devour – to eat quickly in a greedy way
  2. reverberate – to echo repeatedly or bounce back and forth
  3. sneer – to smile in a mean, mocking or sarcastic way
  4. gape – to stare with a wide-open mouth
  5. glower – to give a hard, angry frown or stare
  6. saunter – to stroll or walk along in a casual way
  7. clamber – to climb awkwardly using both hands and feet
  8. slither – to slip and slide along the ground like a snake
  9. grapple – to struggle with something
  10.collide – to crash together


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                 Week 31 – Strong Nouns

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”

  1. novice – a beginner or someone who’s not very experienced
  2. arc – a curve (in math, it’s part of a circle)
  3. orb – anything ball-shaped
  4. saga – a long story that describes the adventures of heroes
  5. sleuth – a detective
  6. girth – the measurement around the middle of something
  7. mayhem – a situation of great confusion, disorder, trouble or
     destruction
  8. malady – a disease or illness
  9. mirth – happiness and merry fun
  10.veranda - an open porch, often with a roof, built along the side of a
     building

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             Week 32 – Strong Adjectives

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. flummoxed – totally confused or puzzled
  2. avid – extremely eager and enthusiastic
  3. ecstatic – overjoyed, delighted and thrilled
  4. dogged – stubborn; never giving up
  5. catty – nasty or hurtful
  6. middling – ordinary; not special
  7. riveting – totally fascinating or exciting
  8. haphazard – disorganized, random or by chance
  9. gossamer – anything very thin, light and delicate (like a spider’s web)
  10.rambunctious – wild, noisy, rowdy, disorderly or unruly



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                   Week 33 – Emotions

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. ecstasy – overpowering happiness
  2. melancholy – overpowering sadness; very gloomy or depressed
  3. pout – to stick out your lips and show displeasure
  4. scorn – to treat badly; to make fun of
  5. wicked - evil
  6. peril - danger
  7. mourn – to feel sorrow for the dead
  8. remorse – to regret something bad you did
  9. crafty – sly or tricky
  10.ignore – to not pay attention to



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       Week 34 – Body Parts - Expressions

  Vocabulary Homework:
   Every night practice saying the words at least 5 times.
    You should be able to read the list of words in about 10-
    15 seconds by the end of the week.

   Tuesday nights – Write each word and its definition two
    times each.

   Thursday nights – Write each word in a sentence. ALL
    SENTENCES MUST HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN WORDS
    IN THEM. NO SENTENCE MAY BEGIN WITH THE
    WORD “I.”


  1. Be knee deep – very involved
  2. To have guts – to be brave
  3. Win by a hair – barely win
  4. Go arm-in-arm – go together
  5. Hang on by a fingernail – barely do it
  6. Fight tooth and nail – fight as hard as possible
  7. Get a tongue lashing – to scold
  8. Have a nose for news – to be good at finding out information and
     news
  9. See eyeball to eyeball – understand each other
  10.Run neck and neck – be very close

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Name________________________ Date____________________

                       Vocabulary Test – Week 1
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

            romp * startle * appoint * grief * jittery * sweltering
                      glee * vessel * pledge * triumph


      1. nervous _____________

      2. a victory _____________

      3. to play _____________

      4. to surprise someone _____________

      5. sorrow _____________

      6. a ship _____________

      7. promise _____________

      8. to choose someone _____________

      9. delight or happiness _____________

      10.extremely hot _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. romp and glee

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
Name________________________ Date____________________

                       Vocabulary Test – Week 2
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

                unfurl * vast * thaw * nimble * din * trophy
                       garment * eerie * chide * fret


      1. worry _____________

      2. great or big _____________

      3. unfold _____________

      4. to scold someone _____________

      5. to melt _____________

      6. loud noise _____________

      7. prize _____________

      8. quick _____________

      9. strange _____________

      10.something you wear _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. nimble and trophy

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
Name________________________ Date____________________

                       Vocabulary Test – Week 3
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

           native * vanish * foreign * excited * appear * enlarge
                   identical * calm * reduce * dissimilar


      1. comes from here _____________

      2. relaxed _____________

      3. comes from someplace else _____________

      4. to disappear _____________

      5. to make smaller _____________

      6. full of excitement and energy _____________

      7. to show up _____________

      8. to make larger _____________

      9. not alike _____________

      10.exactly the same _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. native and calm

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
Name________________________ Date____________________

                       Vocabulary Test – Week 4
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

        collect * disperse * torrent * trickle * maintain * discontinue
                  snare * release * methodical * haphazard


      1. to gather _____________

      2. to do something without any care or order _____________

      3. to keep something _____________

      4. to give out _____________

      5. to do something slowly and carefully _____________

      6. to catch something _____________

      7. a flood or a lot of something _____________

      8. to let something go _____________

      9. to stop something _____________

      10.a drop or just a little of something _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. collect and disperse

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
Name________________________ Date____________________

                       Vocabulary Test – Week 5
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

  driftwood * gingerbread * beanstalk * waterfront * sunburn * landmark
               junkyard * textbook * cardboard * quicksand


      1. the stalk on which beans grow _____________

      2. a loose sand and water that gives way under weight ____________

      3. wood floating on a body of water _____________

      4. land along the body of water _____________

      5. a kind of cake or cookie made with ginger _____________

      6. inflammation of the skin caused by too much sun _____________

      7. a stiff, heavy paper _____________

      8. a building or place that marks an event _____________

      9. a book used to learn about a subject _____________

      10.a place for the collection and storage of trash _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. quicksand and textbook

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 6
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

               boar * bore * bolder * boulder * sweet * suite
                        vein * vain * metal * mettle


      1. a wild pig _____________

      2. a large rock ____________

      3. courage _____________

      4. to feel braver _____________

      5. having the flavor of sugar _____________

      6. an uninteresting person _____________

      7. a substance such as iron, copper, silver, lead or brass___________

      8. a vessel that carries blood to your heart _____________

      9. someone who is extremely proud _____________

      10.a group of rooms that are connected _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. suite and boulder

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 7
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

             prune * prune * desert * desert * grouse * grouse
                       bass * bass * sewer * sewer


      1. a pipe for carrying away waste _____________

      2. to complain ____________

      3. a dried plum _____________

      4. someone who sews _____________

      5. to trim something _____________

      6. a region with little rainfall _____________

      7. a kind of fish___________

      8. the low singing voice of a man _____________

      9. a kind of bird _____________

      10.to leave a person alone _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. prune and desert

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 8
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

Braille * titanic * guppy * sandwich * jovial * tweed * limerick * bloomers
                         * saxophone * Ferris wheel


      1. a system of writing with raised dots for blind people ___________

      2. a person who is jolly ____________

      3. a woolen cloth made with two or more colors of yarn___________

      4. a small, colorful fish_____________

      5. two pieces of bread with a filling between them _____________

      6. huge or great _____________

      7. a musical instrument___________

      8. a ride with seats hanging from a large wheel that turns__________

      9. a funny five-line poem _____________

      10.long pants gathered at the knee _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. sandwich and Ferris Wheel
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 9
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

         mustang * skull * ski * yacht * sleigh * waffle * caboose
                         rodeo * avocado * patio


      1. a wild horse ___________

      2. the bones of your head ____________

      3. a long flat runner worn on the foot___________

      4. a boat used for pleasure_____________

      5. a kind of sled _____________

      6. a breakfast cake made from batter _____________

      7. the last car on a freight train___________

      8. a show with horseback riding and roping__________

      9. a tropical fruit that grows on trees _____________

      10.an outdoor space used for relaxing near a house _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. yacht and sleigh
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 10
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

  umbrella * gong * paddy * ravioli * opera * trampoline * judo * futon *
                            depot * corduroy


      1. a cotton cloth with ridges ___________

      2. a station or storehouse ____________

      3. a kind of mattress___________

      4. a sport and form of self-defense using the body_____________

      5. a kind of bell that makes a deep sound _____________

      6. something that protects you from the rain _____________

      7. a flooded field where rice grows___________

      8. a small pocket of pasta filled with meat or cheese__________

      9. a story performed in song and music _____________

      10.canvas with springs used as a springboard _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. umbrella and ravioli
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 11
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

    deli * drape * dorm * flu * gym * gas * vet * mayo * disco * condo


      1. a covering over a window ___________

      2. a store that sells prepared foods ____________

      3. a building at college where students live___________

      4. an illness that causes high temperatures and aches_____________

      5. an apartment that is owned instead of rented _____________

      6. a nightclub where people go to dance _____________

      7. a place for sports and exercise___________

      8. a fluid used as fuel__________

      9. a doctor for animals _____________

      10.a sauce that people use on sandwiches and salads _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. flu and disco
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 12
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

moped * brunch * smash * smog * heliport * cheeseburger * twirl * motel *
                           telecast * chortle


      1. a bicycle with a motor ___________

      2. a type of laugh ____________

      3. what is shown on t.v.___________

      4. a hotel for motorists_____________

      5. to turn around _____________

      6. a hamburger with cheese_____________

      7. something from which helicopters take off and land___________

      8. a fog that is polluted__________

      9. to shatter something _____________

      10.a meal that combines breakfast with lunch _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. cheeseburger and smash
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 13
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   astronaut * takeout * skyscraper * nylon * suburb * hatchback * jazz *
                       monorail * laptop * infomercial


      1. music with strong rhythm and an accented beat ___________

      2. a train that runs on a single track ____________

      3. a TV program that gives information and also sells a

         product___________

      4. a small portable computer_____________

      5. a pilot of a spacecraft _____________

      6. a very tall building_____________

      7. prepared food that you take home to eat___________

      8. a material made from chemicals__________

      9. a community outside a large city _____________

      10.a car with a hatch in the back _____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. hatchback and takeout
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 14
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

     panic * vandalism * flashy * popcorn * gargantuan * jeep * china
                    funny bone * pineapple * eavesdrop


      1. a sudden and unreasonable fear ___________

      2. the destruction of valued things ____________

      3. something that is colorful and stands out___________

      4. to listen in on someone’s conversation_____________

      5. a fruit that looks like a pinecone _____________

      6. the place where a nerve passes your bended elbow_____________

      7. a food made by heating kernels___________

      8. extremely huge__________

      9. a powerful car with a four-wheel drive _____________

      10. a fine pottery used to make dishes_____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. gargantuan and pineapple
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 15
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

 dummy * masthead * scoop * beat * type * stringer * headline * widow *
                            crop * bleeds


      1. a model of how a page will look ___________

      2. the section of the newspaper that lists the names of the publishers

         and editors ____________

      3. the subject that a report covers___________

      4. a reporter who is not on the newspaper staff but sends in

         stories_____________

      5. a mistake in a printed word caused by hitting the wrong key _____

      6. if a newspaper publishes a big story before anyone

         else_____________

      7. when a picture goes to the edge of a page___________

      8. to cut off part of a picture__________

      9. a word on a line by itself at the end of a paragraph ____________

      10. the title of a story in a newspaper_____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. scoop and headline
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 16
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   gobbledygook * bonkers * hobnob * dillydally *ballyhoo * polliwog *
             scalawag * bamboozle * slugabed * poppycock


      1. nonsense ___________

      2. writing or speaking that is long and hard to understand__________

      3. someone who is lazy___________

      4. to trick someone_____________

      5. a rascal or a scamp_______ _____

      6. a tadpole_____________

      7. an uproar about something___________

      8. crazy__________

      9. waste of time ____________

      10. on familiar terms with someone_____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. dillydally and bonkers
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 17
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   unicorn * unicycle * semiprecious * semicircle * prehistoric * preview
             dishonest * displease * superhuman * supermarket


      1. a vehicle with one wheel ___________

      2. an imaginary animal with one horn on its forehead__________

      3. a large food store___________

      4. someone who shows extra strength or power_____________

      5. to annoy someone___________

      6. a person who cheats or lies_____________

      7. half a circle___________

      8. jewels that aren’t as valuable as real ones__________

      9. before recorded history ____________

      10. to see something in advance_____________

Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. supermarket and displease
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 18
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

     nonfiction * transplant * postscript * transcontinental * postdate *
        multicolored * multipurpose * enrage * endanger * nonstop


      1. something that has many uses ___________

      2. to write down a date later than the true date__________

      3. something added to the end of a letter after the signature________

      4. across the continent_____________

      5. to move something from one place to another___________

      6. to not stop along the way_____________

      7. to put someone in harm’s way___________

      8. something with many colors__________

      9. to make someone very angry ____________

      10. books that are about real people and events_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. multicolored and nonfiction
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 19
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

royalty * kinship * leadership * remarkable * profitable * envious * joyous *
                     brotherhood * neighborhood * frailty


      1. the ability to lead ___________

      2. related by blood__________

      3. being royal________

      4. special_____________

      5. happy___________

      6. fellowship_____________

      7. weakness___________

      8. an area in a community__________

      9. jealous or wanting what someone else has ____________

      10. something you can make money on_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. joyous and neighborhood
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 20
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

     genre * poetry * non-fiction * persuasive * narrator * metaphor *
              foreshadowing * dialogue * alliteration * simile


   1. a type of text ___________

   2. the one telling the story__________

   3. a word for one idea or thing that is used in place of another to suggest

      a likeness________

   4. characters’ conversation in a story_____________

   5. giving a sign or suggestion of what will happen later in a story______

   6. a piece of literature written in verse_____________

   7. text that convinces a reader to believe something___________

   8. repetition of the first sound in words__________

   9. factual information about real people, places or events ____________

   10. a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or

      as_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. simile and poetry
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 21
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

 script * headings * italics * index * glossary * caption * theme * stanza *
                         hyperbole * personification


      1. the text of a play, broadcast or movie ___________

      2. titles within an article that identify each topic__________

      3. a style of printing with letters slanted to the right________

      4. a figure of speech in which an object has the qualities of a

         person_____________

      5. an alphabetized listing of terms or subjects that gives the page

         number where it can be found in the story______

      6. a figure of speech that exaggerates the truth_____________

      7. a part of a poem with two or more lines___________

      8. the big idea or message of a story__________

      9. an explanation that describes an illustration or photograph

         ____________

      10.a list of words and their definitions found at the back of the

         book_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. glossary and italics
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 22
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

     telegraph * synonym * synthesis * hydrophobia * claustrophobia
    telescope * sympathy * photosynthesis * microphone * photograph


      1. picture created by light ___________

      2. an item used to record small sounds__________

      3. the process by which plants use light to create food________

      4. to feel what someone else may be feeling_____________

      5. combing several things together______

      6. fear of closed places_____________

      7. two words with the same meaning___________

      8. a system used to transmit messages from a distance__________

      9. an item used for looking at distant objects____________

      10. fear of water_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. telescope and photograph
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 23
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   profess * corps * prologue * adequate * admire * pedestal * pedicure
                         dentist * denture * corpse


      1. military division organized as a body ___________

      2. a tooth doctor__________

      3. to admit something________

      4. dead body_____________

      5. set of false teeth______

      6. the foot of a column_____________

      7. professional care and treatment of the feet___________

      8. even with or equal to__________

      9. the section before the beginning of a book____________

      10. to look at with wonder or amazement_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. dentist and pedicure
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 24
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

      cocoa * bay * delay * Mayflower * threaten * wealthy * repeal
                        kneecap * teasing * plain


      1. to say that you will harm someone ___________

      2. not very pretty__________

      3. rich ________

      4. a small body of water off the shoreline_____________

      5. a beverage made by mixing cocoa powder with water or hot

         milk______

      6. to postpone or put off until later_____________

      7. to withdraw officially___________

      8. to irritate or annoy__________

      9. the protective covering for the knee____________

      10. the ship in which Pilgrims sailed to the New World in

         1620_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. Mayflower and cocoa
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 25
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

          rescue * gale * type * excite * describe * device * abode
                             orate * sage * cease


      1. a very strong wind ___________

      2. to put an end to or to stop__________

      3. to stir up emotions ________

      4. to save someone from danger_____________

      5. a kind or sort of______

      6. to tell about in detail_____________

      7. wise, solemn or sound___________

      8. to make a formal public speech__________

      9. a place where someone lives____________

      10. an invention for a particular purpose_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. cease and gale
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 26
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

  location * fiction * conjunction * avocation * illumination * condition *
             decision * conversation * population * information


      1. the site or position of something ___________

      2. words that connect phrases such as but, and, or__________

      3. a decoration of lights ________

      4. literary works based on imaginary people and

         events_____________

      5. knowledge; gathered facts______

      6. casual talk_____________

      7. all of the people who live in a certain area___________

      8. something somebody has settled on__________

      9. something people do for pleasure____________

      10. the state of health of someone_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. conversation and fiction
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 27
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   conflict * mass * cause * withdraw * proper * guilty * gravity * comet
                             janitor * friendship


      1. to remove ___________

      2. a lump or a body of matter__________

      3. suitable or correct ________

      4. responsible for wrongdoing_____________

      5. a disagreement______

      6. the reason for the action_____________

      7. a cleaning and maintenance person___________

      8. the relationship between two people who get along__________

      9. an astronomical object with a tail____________

      10. the force that pulls objects down toward Earth_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. janitor and friendship
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 28
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

        unfair * unsure * uneven * unknown * unless * unnecessary
            unbelievable * unkempt * unflagging * unassuming


      1. not certain ___________

      2. never giving up__________

      3. not known ________

      4. not fair_____________

      5. modest, humble, down-to-earth______

      6. except for_____________

      7. not level or flat___________

      8. not tidy; not properly cared for__________

      9. incredible; not believable____________

      10. not essential or not necessary_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. unless and unfair
                        Vocabulary Test – Week 29
           Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

 fearful * fanciful * grateful * slothful * plentiful * merciful * meaningful *
                         peaceful * successful * skillful


      1. being frightened ___________

      2. being good at something__________

      3. thankful ________

      4. lazy or slow_____________

      5. full of compassion ______

      6. imaginary or fun_____________

      7. more than enough of something___________

      8. free from war or violence__________

      9. full of purpose or value____________

      10. having a good outcome_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. grateful and peaceful
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 30
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

      devour * collide * grapple * slither * clamber * saunter * glower
                         gape * sneer * reverberate


      1. to eat quickly in a greedy way ___________

      2. to crash together__________

      3. to stare with a wide-open mouth ________

      4. to struggle with something_____________

      5. to stroll or walk in a casual way ______

      6. to echo repeatedly or bounce back and forth_____________

      7. to climb awkwardly using both hands and feet___________

      8. to give a hard, angry frown or stare__________

      9. to smile in a mean, mocking or sarcastic way____________

      10.to slip and slide along the ground like a snake_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. slither and sneer
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 31
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

            malady * mirth * veranda * mayhem * girth * sleuth
                         saga * orb * arc * novice


      1. a disease or illness ___________

      2. a detective__________

      3. anything ball-shaped________

      4. a curve (in math, part of a circle)_____________

      5. a beginner or someone who’s not very experienced ______

      6. a long story that describes the adventures of heroes_____________

      7. the measurement around the middle of something___________

      8. a situation of great confusion or destruction__________

      9. happiness and merry fun____________

      10. an open porch, often with a roof, built alongside a

         building_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. veranda and sleuth
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 32
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

  flummoxed * avid * ecstatic * rambunctious * gossamer * haphazard *
                 riveting * middling * catty * dogged


      1. extremely eager and enthusiastic ___________

      2. totally confused or puzzled__________

      3. overjoyed, delighted and thrilled________

      4. nasty or hurtful_____________

      5. stubborn; never giving up ______

      6. wild, noisy, rowdy, disorderly, or unruly_____________

      7. ordinary, not special___________

      8. anything very thin, light and delicate__________

      9. totally fascinating or exciting____________

      10. disorganized, random or by chance_____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. ecstatic and avid
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 33
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

        ignore * crafty * remorse * mourn * peril * wicked * scorn
                        pout * ecstasy * melancholy


      1. sly or tricky ___________

      2. evil__________

      3. danger________

      4. to not pay attention to_____________

      5. to feel sorrow for the dead ______

      6. to regret something bad you did_____________

      7. to treat badly; to make fun of___________

      8. overpowering happiness__________

      9. overpowering sadness; very gloomy or depressed____________

      10. to stick out your lips and show displeasure _____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. wicked and crafty
                       Vocabulary Test – Week 34
          Write the correct vocabulary word next to its definition

   Run neck and neck * See eyeball to eyeball * Have a nose for news
   Get a tongue lashing * Fight tooth and nail * Hang on by a fingernail
     Go arm-in-arm * Win by a hair * To have guts * Be knee deep


      1. be very close ___________

      2. understand each other__________

      3. to be good at finding out information________

      4. to scold_____________

      5. fight as hard as possible ______

      6. barely do it_____________

      7. go together___________

      8. barely win__________

      9. to be brave____________

      10. very involved _____________



Extra Credit (worth from 0-5 points). Put both of the following words in
ONE sentence that makes sense and is written correctly with correct
punctuation. fight tooth and nail and get a tongue lashing

				
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