Monday, January 13, 2014

Vocabulary Week 14

Lesson 14

 

spectators- spectators are those who watch a sports contest or other public happening.

 

beaming- when you face shows great joy, you are beaming.

 

poised- if someone is poised to do something, they are reading to spring into action at any moment.

 

assist- to assist is to help.

 

anguish- when you feel so bad in your body or in your mind that you can hardly stand it, you feel anguish.

 

priority- when something is a priority, it is so important that you do it before anything else.

 

ovation- when an audience claps long and hard for someone, they are giving that person an ovation.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Vocabulary Lesson 13

Lesson 13

 

ordinary- if something is ordinary, it is common and not special in any way.

 

apology- an apology is something you say or write to show someone that you are sorry for what you have done.

 

scowl- when you scowl, you frown as if you are very angry.

 

ambitious- an ambitious person wants to do well in their work.

 

mischievous- a mischievous person likes to play tricks on other people.

 

sympathy- if you have sympathy for someone, you show them that you share their sadness for whatever troubles they have.

 

scan- when you scan something, you look at it quickly to find important or interesting information.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vocabulary Lesson 12

Lesson 12

 

confirm- if you confirm something, you show that it is true.

 

humane- if someone is humane, they act in a kind way to other people and animals.

 

indicate- when you indicate something to someone else, you show them where it is or that it exists.

 

diplomat- a diplomat is a person who works for their country by talking to other countries about problems they need to solve together.

 

gracious- if someone is gracious, they are polite and thoughtful.

 

integrity- if you have integrity, you are honest and true to your beliefs.

 

inscription- an inscription is writing that is carved into something, like metal, stone, or wood.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Vocabulary Lesson 11

Lesson 11

 

display- to display something is to show it to others.

 

orbit- when you orbit something, you move around it.

 

paralyzed- if you are paralyzed, you can’t move your body.

 

achieve- when you achieve something, you have done well and completed something very hard.

 

warp- a warp is something that is twisted or bent.

 

coincidence- a coincidence is when two things just happen but seem like they go together

 

tilt- if you tilt something, you move it so that one end is higher than the other.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vocabulary Lesson 10

Lesson 10

 

spiral- something that is spiral winds around and around, with each curve either above or outside the one before it.

 

persuade- when you persuade someone, you get them to think it’s a good idea to do something.

 

ceremony- a ceremony is an event during which special things are done or said.

 

disgust- disgust is a strong feeling of dislike for something.

 

abrupt- if something is abrupt, it is very quick and sometimes unpleasant.

 

deceive- if you deceive someone, you make them believe something that is not true.

 

stale- when something is stale, it is no longer fresh.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Lesson 9 Vocabulary

Lesson 9

 

heave- when you throw something heavy as hard as you can, you heave it.

 

sprawl- to sprawl is to lie or sit with your arms and legs all spread out.

 

bout- a bout is a contest.

 

defeat- to defeat someone is to beat that person in a contest.

 

horizon- the horizon is the line far away where the earth and sky seem to meet.

 

obvious- something obvious is easy to see or understand.

 

dawdle- when you dawdle, you take longer to do something than is really necessary.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Vocabulary Lesson 8

Lesson 8

 

victory- a victory is winning a struggle in a war or competition.

 

admire- when you admire someone, you look up to that person and want to be like them. When you admire something, you like looking at it.

 

smear- when you smear something, you spread a layer of it over something else.

 

resemble- if you resemble someone, you look like that other person.

 

creation- a creation is something that someone has made using their skills and creativity.

 

pretend- when you pretend, you act like something that isn’t real actually is.

 

disguise- a disguise is something you wear to make you look like someone or something else.