Friday, February 25, 2011



Sample Pages of My Eclectic Progressive Speller
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Primary Speller and Primer 

Dolch Sight Words 

PRESCHOOL: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

KINDERGARTEN: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

1st Grade: after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, giving, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when

2nd Grade: always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your

3rd Grade: about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm

Nouns: apple, baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread, brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn, cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet, fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, good-bye, grass, ground, hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk, money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig, rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister, snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy, tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood

1st Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

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down good men own most never where old day work those come shall himself came way without life make go long being well through might say am on too many even again back here people think every same under last went thought found take still hand place also while just against though young years get ever things give part nothing face off right left once another setting world house saw three new always took put head love each fairy-tale Mrs. night between son few because mind tell whom thing heart far seemed set whole days got country

both find done name told look having heard seen let going better home moment knew side something course among full enough woman father soon words sentence gave end almost cannot small door room water want however brought given word whose use quite light best does morning till myself since present turned used themselves rather until power others felt syllable money mother began less war next living-room within form large poor certain year together matter kind stood order often sent half herself friend wife anything keep true means folk-tale index narrative hundred round point state  received white believe passed

person read feet case pour city children alone above fact high problem already dear known met English says gone times girl least perhaps land hope nature return letter open along air sure indeed number leave four body women either free help wish business during general poem several therefore hour lay held friends second fire speak whether narrative reason john thousand manner cried king forth become note question directions call terms became replied lost why behind family advertisement dead possible following law feel electronic cause boy care different plus looking ground rest making soul really town mean human truth short kept subject

2nd Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

the of and to in I that was he his it with is for as had you not be on at her by which have or from this him but all she were they my are me so one their an said we them who would been will no when there if more out up any into do your has man what could other our than some very contraction time about upon may its only now little like then can paragraph made should did us such a great before must these two see over know much  after first Mr.

down good men own most never where old day work those come shall himself came way without life make go long being well through might say am too many even again back opposite here people think every same under last went thought found take still hand place also while nursery-rhyme just  against though young years get ever things give part riddle nothing face off right left once another world house saw three new always took put head love each Mrs. night between son few because mind tell whom thing heart far  seemed set whole days got country

both find done name told look having heard seen let going better home moment knew side something course among full enough woman father soon words gave end almost cannot small door room water want however brought given word whose use quite light best does morning till myself since present turned used themselves rather until power others felt money mother began less war next living-room within form large poor certain year together matter kind stood order often sent half herself friend wife anything keep true means hundred round point state received white believe passed

person read feet case pour city children alone above fact high already dear known meet English says gone times girl least perhaps land hope nature return letter open along air sure indeed number leave four body women either free help wish business during general several therefore hour lay held friends second fire speak whether reason thousand manner cried king forth become question call terms became replied lost why behind family dead possible following law feel electronic cause boy care different plus looking ground rest making soul really town mean human truth short kept subject

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3rd Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

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4th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

setting regret  fatal discovery formerly staff throat commercial eternal cap pause refuse related replacement unfortunate readily speed violence midnight delay lately reputation kitchen stepped exact sang stick attend softly shade consciousness punishment estate slightly frightened singular fatal indicate troubled profit philosophy household fleet difficulties press bosom hers forgot melancholy electronically thanks delighted spend blessed possess region disease gun wit fierce career links image proceed belong horror arise belonged plant woman's Governor market wondered mankind hence waste suspicion mystery suggestion flower reign shining fame cloud afford trembling appeal uttered host hide sugar painted pushed ashamed finger somewhere

doubtless agreeable domestic aunt guests utmost shalt lack reasonable strongly error blame reward applicable forehead patience majority shouted disposition properly misery glanced picked design thence rapid opposition risk vol behold render reference baby hero deck branch bowed decision breaking thine defective benefit murmured china issue gaze plainly gets disk distinct occasionally permanent alike print ignorance probable invited meal approaching artist savage disposed exist occasions humanity spare mounted farm surged begged celebrated corn weakness cloth sheep utter fourth nodded charm limitation chapter dared dawn atmosphere verse quarters oh flame lights forever enthusiasm holder job gray

borne damages copying bell preserve doth painful departed distinction solid scheme frame flying delightful gazed constitution ocean cease key male vie hole travel apparent agent observation circumstance announcement frequent leader profits centuries lonely priests equivalent route beloved discussion eagerly aspect community treaty oil port haste conviction calculated gratitude sigh nevertheless keen grant thrust district belonging ambition useless rolled lieu build knight pursued smooth failure senses luck perform union essential hurry format hanging dim ideal smaller nervous stared you'd secured hastily territory comment stronger instinct contempt mixed mode horrible permit cries

alarm seriously notion vote loving impulse recovered gates burden correct treat remarks prefer insisted resumed crying merry dread profession mortal maintain province amid desperate practically occur silk what's hit united developed beast cavalry falls fever clever daughters aloud eleven tent pen abandoned instrument yield politics cabin Christmas deny stern empire idle industry vague execution deed uniform communication somehow founded college rude knife arrangement hell shadows wooden crowded slipped commerce nights interview stayed warning contents threatened descended devotion distress counsel princes sorts coffee assure rush capacity declare steady firmly cheerful version poured tide madame

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commission consequently bag favorite hollow paragraphs shock gross decide drinking largely provision bid commonly annual pursuit scarce adventure performance hatred throwing wanting desires possibility describe exchange sighed beasts overcome harmless staring tones stuff portrait flag vanished heavily heavens walks southern muttered scale wave foundation newspaper awake determine   clerk obvious enabled safely hesitated coach moreover distinctly burn conception administration concern lesson treasure prosperity pull rang wrought romance theater tenderness trip elder absurd victim considering genuine startled previously fury depth rope jag drunk coup sale torn rarely succession receipt shaking lawyer relative hunting altar troubles blessing

tendency definite feast persuaded shortly flow gazing passages whisper outer eighteen payment teacher princess returns finish independence sharply gloomy contrast magic manage gather wondering crossing wherever entity owe verses fruits central motive discourse hastened purple misfortune condemned gesture testimony lift conceived badly whereas perfection admirable responsibility relieved bears refuge user tiny examine corrupt dragged occupation emperor shared structure inch charges respectable inquiry preferred stirred lively obedience bride basis restrictions include complying chest pace construction limbs simplicity mingled vengeance represent masses wherein dank earnestly indifferent ruined vanity feed thereby novel cutting

cure median breeze solitary determination deliver suitable defeat pointing suspect tear ranks composition feels male wandering doubtful purchase autumn invitation recall humor depend  disappointed unexpected imposed merchant induced huge responsible smell balance virtues assist laying pick conflict lane realize cotton eaten recognize cleared shoot beard feeble positive solicit estimate gathering maiden b locked defect revenge ton amusement respects forming desk wilt comparison enjoyment owed sensation summoned grasp jealous keeps  commander research privilege pleasures prize suggest physician inferior publication sincere slender narrative revolution mostly satisfy gloom disciplined zeal  veil silly foe procession

5th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

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pressing gravely chin prey objection joke income wept wandered department counted calmly artillery attained conceive ruins confessed  promptly destined preparation illness wing yielded outward flashed conquered obeyed starting sore strangely beach providence hint dispute neglect convenient mild siege metal parish shell establish leaf welling jest leagues advised vulgar indirectly heartily mixture lion lightning tobacco plot trusted recalled roar nobles railroad fetch hut planted assurance tomb bitterly pendant alas trick wake gratefully prayed candle painting mist powder Asia bishop lessons nerves primitive erected perpetual experiment specified dangers modification poisoning streams flames climate

fortunes dig intend roused grandfather deserve sporting sunset others proceeding exclusion cunning confession chap pacific employ improvement paint mail dish certainly medicine esteem heels warriors lovers institution cares warmth merchants recognition alter beds cultivated drama vice affectionate quit climbed doorway effective damaged careless editor  prevailed easier tremendous deemed promises mot restless rises moderate steam arrange exempt meantime namely aged wrapped renewed shout garrison temporary pious undoubtedly Monday weapon pink wounds formidable shores straw statue chances saint obscure comparatively mirror desirable heap bin seize moonlight dine admire incomplete warned unlike protest representative commanding ashes

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gladly letting prohibition motionless wash strict convention persuade healthy saving strictly  commons mate brass columns contented questioned curtain refer obviously professional products brother's combination injured discharge continent closing comrades ghost upright pack heroic stomach temperature attractive today picturesque shake purely embrace stately formats bushes timber glimpse reserved load limit grim innocence sailors incapable invisible center expectation wheels descent faded inquire fifth subsistence occupy leaped steamer major infantry cruelty enemy's impatience heir spared void riches loaded bedroom destiny disagreeable anguish proposal economy interval collection awakened unpleasant well-known secrets eldest faced folded plunged

vivid fragments premier array widest drops uneasy elegant bells rescue robe bench smoking modified witnesses youthful oak willingly concept lowest lent upstairs intentions philosopher insult string hesitation faults theirs uses joint happily purse ashore awoke subtle avoided naval interfere alliance brass submitted rebellion loyal fence crushed deer dined endless madam replace leather surrounding gown abandon favorable Japan miracle inspiration favorable temptation hereafter slope trifle illustrious chase expressions memories violently floating welfare declaration jewels sphere we've eminent painter tie wheat electric fishing mainly sickness weep clasped breathed park guessed preliminary download ward

shine wagon funny lady's rushing learn stretch imperial particulars consented lock translated anxiously sensitive wasted injustice punished courtesy lieutenant experiences dashed frontier anchor savages amiable temples amidst worry foul gallery exercised telephone cabinet prominently program immortal pockets encounter sunlight session sufferings seeming placing sublime doubted flowing formation steal crisis twenty-four convent lip suite twilight advise cell lean seal personally smiles halted hoping landscape murmur pan tempted conveyed border remembrance procure countrymen unity decent artificial speedily longed speeches commit

desirous traces wealthy knock guilt perish conversion boiling lunch torture conspicuous channel appetite costume affect engine bitterness header despite dismiss morality anyway mains glowing majesty's project inaccurate protested pine artistic greeted woe considerably apprehension meanwhile inclination harsh breathe glasses introduce copper significance boldly sermon curiously unworthy designs erect extend flies personality differences prudent amazement reform porter heed deserved rejoined nobility latitude milieu shooting peasant veins witnessed normal response legislation estates retain recommend resemblance  purity spoke encourage minor loudly induce thread infringement prejudice guards dislike

6th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

sweetness dumb foes hideous accomplish separation mount mob tribute periodic constructed tore crimson subscribe scarlet complaint waist tight bargain danced impressions blank mothers sinking fortnight rightly threatening constitutional creek sofa frankly driver thirteen conclude transcribe virus neat confident arrows sweep sir assisted solemnly niece disclaimer endeavored association stable dependent relieve clothed prudence mill compliments consolation excess dost prose liable convert unjust disgust indemnify whip strongest smallest rocky everyone manuscript endeavor notions transcription relate ridge virtuous Friday meetings guarded holes thirst bending stirring justify

jury treasures frightful tin binary assault rings surprising lucky rebel widely communicated ford hearty speaker traveler practiced re-use appropriate magazine cannon disturb abuse honorable threshold compare document filling presume fashionable partner fanny possessions fur asserted procured educational facility portions pupils disaster spoil penny smart lap exchanged warrant max civilized engage gleam beforehand inward morrow brush sailor porch collar approval swords velvet languages missing inquiries adopt interpreted angle staying caution marvelous hasty encountered sailing incidents positively revelation appreciate extra facing petty licensed damp wretch ma'am fountain

warranties unwilling pistol elect rejoice innumerable flock thief awkward palm latest doctrines boxes totally cheerfully awhile subdued cream curtains faculty fairy firing beau strife crowned descend promotion grandeur deductible selection specially insist entertainment hired awe phenomena disciples spear invariably reflect discuss regularly fare jump briefly bet fools fund literally instructed trifling seventy monster viewing compassion raw mines excellence fiction investigation pitch horrid contrive retorted sacrifices embraced foremost tenderly debts withdraw attendant hospitality recommend lowered dropping bodily deceive adv applause marching duly projected resentment cliff mourning eagerness travelers parent governed avail prime

disclaims borrowed fain peoples whales elaborate pupil warrior blown robbed serving desolate ambitious attachment complained background representations recollect comprehend  behavior carved defense swamp obligation decline helping bloom continues dominion journal seventeen inheritance apple breadth lodge tents twisted brute barren confirmation clergyman betray resulting repair dense backs leap scholar potatoes differ incredible rows loyalty herd temperament polished successfully ascended sheer respective traced dame worldly disorder struggled significant harbor monument cursed dishes fitting punish proofs infinitely shops remind  tidings eighty accord tremble tend peasants packed tune bath bonds glittering feminine

eagle suspicious muscles unfortunately squire turkey outline praised decree brick guardian corpse elevation bull realm din generosity oppose nigh vent venerable invasion  cultivation proclaimed faithfully neighbor lace encouragement divide mechanical imitation cart  magistrate visage tossed transfer guided nowhere admission ending globe dignified discretion faculties spots attain fiercely stake convince extremity monstrous generals fundamental awaiting canvas pit barely consult industrial sage resembling ascertain consulted jolly legend sally happier wonders catching elbow dreaded deepest liquor exalted pillow review gang grasped occasioned illustration fog hiding scenery promising boiled scent improve

old-fashioned tragic refined subsequently gigantic melted revolt sunny clad winding refusal bond communicate  select crazy excite conference sprung essence glancing gospel ladder eloquent shallow specimens awaited shrew scripture compass arch stem horseback warn oppressed swallowed ingenious entry customary joystick donors knelt greeting resolve neighboring harvest supposing weighed specimen bits tread theme newly brows hardy produces trap pattern ecclesiastical defiance defended crop reverend fertile pathetic warfare shy fist flowed offensive manhood heathen vacant likeness indignant interpretation boil peculiarly invite corporation animated anyhow stove resort dated malice pledge

illustrated elevated sends stare examining ambassador equality terribly dressing neighbor considerations workmen joyous preach essential bulk honey navy petition exceeding endured drag vicinity friend's cathedral successor ultimate paperwork prosperous conservative hanged bout doom 3d 2d redistributing challenge forbid so-called ruler  breach radiant identical severity earn diamonds pg warmly reveal sympathetic breaks arrow morals volunteer fortress exciting cash sorrows goal sandy  victorious shouts wonderfully hurriedly appreciation unseen submission thankful solely farmers sharing cheese chorus antiquity haunted manager rational reckoned debate  bowl enthusiastic thorough reflections wider bundle

adjoining rejoiced ceremonies honesty lantern sadness vexed casting acquire woke pool spreading assert headquarters lawn nerve carpet billion beef goddess superstition sticks winning beautifully angrily inhabited grandmother proves lodging errand sire blaze exhibit propriety exclamation substantial parlor wolf uncomfortable suppressed gale negative owners alternate successive quieted ripe ceiling akin encoding approve organs treachery factory faster fidelity legitimate surgeon  corruption glances network dresses heel intimacy architecture whereupon allied mirth cliffs function sincerely forgetting mask apparatus piety concert dusk sovereignty schemes develop lawful league attraction amuse soup harbor candles prompt canal gossip wildly preacher assertion aren't

prevail blessings allowance unconsciously preference cab pushing welcomed dean pencil lodgings wander exclusive bred plague perception unite rail behaved decidedly pierced carriages bite transport keys upset imply tricks failing ridicule corridor traffic wiser truths sealed rests creed spy coldly husbands utterance fright allusion honestly occurrence attendance comedy dismay removal prolonged vegetable trousers rubbed tumult observer deliberate partial cardinal fantastic exclusively alternative blazing bullet treason linen downstairs brutal survey foliage reduce scandal visions sparkling tomorrow homage emerged historian dug wool shades graham mysteries cooked sums missionary reverse precise ministry compliments bind reckless symptoms

7th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words
obsolete abstract thoughtfully festival wholesome bunch ragged whereof cargo agricultural righteous steward adequate comrade attendants sombre pleaded eternity patiently code victorious needn't kindred monk bronze agriculture breed  fataler yielding bestow symbol systems liking ornament instincts blade cordial pavement whereby ports fancies obedient halt evolution unnatural vow uncommon urge hearth spoiled prejudices exercises inherited cautiously startling chanced seventh cigarette embarrassed prior compact astonishing remorse talks commence labors crack drift token vaguely sol analysis juice usage extension buffalo telegraph professed diameter evenings split flush beauties dismal echo acceptance

publicly tan oven brandy reaction constituted tyrant exhibition philosophical dash emphasis limb carelessly revolver contemplation gut crowds interference rosy restraint democracy senate conventional slaughter consist rapidity controversy pepper strip terrace shrewd wax wickedness hue waking manufacture clearing resignation confounded indulgence foreigners paces jurisdiction descendants partially enclosed conspiracy brigade noblest penalty commonplace diseases serene envelope shaft compromise garment telegram stamp inscription patriotism genus diamond notable grip whoever deaf blast await awfully slew swim revived stages humility bottles prospects splendor speculation profitable shrill acute attract baron hunter principally competent massive devils constitute

drought rates screen extract coffin statesman enlightened complaints preservation eventually parole singularly offspring momentary sq. climbing oppression onward crowns sway regretted pint boundary conferred humbly inspection disappear troop pillars noisy imprisonment crystal magistrates travels vigor university lined shower identity comfortably imposing naught flashing serpent pub modify tempest plantation illusion unique frost slay deceased tightly urgent basin ammunition swing crest kneeling dainty plane complex glare substitute spectacles actor discoveries grove divers calamity henceforth detective regulating restoration freed accuracy mare kisses restrain downward prophecy resembled falsehood cage bonnet bud mournful executive

lance she'd swallow bravely legislature circulation device counter consumption grieved pursuing meadow kin remarkably possibilities comparative complicated heated obstinate hereditary repeatedly keenly 6th 10th converse airs varying troublesome traitor martial cautious ideals obstacle melody gratified wherefore charities horsemen armor identification disturbance overhead creeping shepherd footing avenue circular piled hasten engineer prophets penetrated striving indulged polish chimney prof. begging compensation expose efficient chariot provincial doomed supernatural flank scared assistant fund-raising painfully endeavor shrugged uncertainty hinder persecution impressive expedient invested seemingly wells plead refrain hail regulations contemplated

suffice quote nominally concentrated guidance wiped proprietor villain quest popularity sentimental skilful flows rounded nails clause cane hire respectful bury hedge sustain rural oblige valiant classical covers tedious blankets rugged pied logical delights richly judicial monarchy rely consistent tenth blossoms gorgeous lectures policeman jail eighteenth conjecture passionately universally destination legislative meets panic stress posterity gradual epoch champagne navigation logic hostess primary sales expert tube crush lesser politeness resolute effectually dominions definition lighter circuit annoyance realized argue trivial enlarged detained cord shan't patriotic patent alongside dearly devote

mute compilation prodigious promote beam habitual sack phenomenon resume democratic saluted tasted verdict trenches detach aristocracy unexpectedly skull impress traits repentance compel pension aloft improvements framed genial fulfill courteous interruption decorated tranquil she'll voluntary Jupiter joyful lays granite warlike barrel fortunately insignificant weariness admiral amazing repetition exertions resemble thieves greet fortified perilous smoked ivory luncheon displeasure pitiful withered energetic smote dispose sternly secondary parlor torment yoke repent groan waiter palaces intensely salute closet behave choked employee majestic revolutionary seizing

perplexed subordinate attentive synonymous champion kindled maintenance contribute discontent plunder inland shattered yea marine curve parliament dragging diplomatic nobleman superb expressive inasmuch inspire fuller topic margin dining scanning destitute odious associate demonstration vicious explanatory pulpit rejoicing chemical fragrant confidential gleaming merciful flattering underneath strive essay sanction threat communion settling duel expenditures blocks plunge valet shrine vehicle goodly mayor patch interposed snapped imitate coolly fuel integrity lame militia approbation typical expressly privately tract worshiped pm they'd

betwixt publish admirably dispersed energies signature orderly scanty gulf crude aristocratic ally transparent annually richest suspense pulse photographer explosion they've favored catastrophe sinner rash dispatch renew standards recognize depression rescued desolation furiously squadron authorized flora sturdy technical inevitably blushed happening censure encouraging urging exceptions seamen humorous weekly penetrate allegiance agency wanderlust entrusted perfume scope courtyard respectfully highway sauce verge ingenuity theology sabbath endeavored travail activities condemn forlorn attribute crooked studio

historic strengthen homeward unusually vegetation profoundly stature tolerably dazzling nineteenth mock tropical analyzed affliction brighter definitely statesmen fraud marvel comedian expenditure intently relationship sergeant strode sect antique insight ribbon humiliation raging suicide swelling exceed moult insane treacherous listing pomp reared efficiency practice lighting disclaim handled covenant keeper tavern float originator confronted clubs exposure infancy enforced environment factor invalid rubbing contribution piercing advocate discontinue supposition casual elegance inserted deem stained heretofore sweetest retirement backed

8th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words
mess monastery passive forcing prompted sweetly weaker fugitive infernal judgmental rapture flatter overthrow employer breeding growled traveling rascal vigorously phase classic writ gifted shawl immortality fireplace prairie punctuation corrected monotonous confided banner assuredly frail ecstasy bridges orator assumption nowadays bored enrichment chivalry pronounce binding provoked resign commissioners outrage benevolent consecrated menace choir pamphlet shift fragment fewer coachman parson civilization reconciled ascribed behavior embarked imported compose transaction neatly es stumbled frantic arbitrary organic font link

escaping villa rotten plea thrice terrific gratification tenant ascend perpetually hopefulness reporter deprive healing emergency injure realize obscurity ensuring industrious turf balcony confirm irony pledged offend attire gorge dagger longitude doubled parcel gilt unsolicited reasonably discern announce pluck burial attorney exporting bolt acceptable ruling cruelly supremacy sheriff disdain happiest irritation republican apron orthodox sinister hazard idol disguised illustrate vary luxurious esprit crosses gaily schooner alien variation waistcoat luminous nobler colonial devout meditation canon

grotesque skilled perplexity electricity dimensions rouse poisoned founder equipped tortured neutral tact steed inquiring infamous adore incessant odious notorious discouraged establishing sounding persuasion mentions manila secrecy populace shabby dialogue thickly precision eminence impose flaming reject estimation tough bridle politely butler bureau correctly beseech episode contradiction satire fascination reluctance redistribute reluctantly tutor accessed outdated consequential desiring resurrection transportation nursery emancipation depressed pasture damsel outfit valor

explanations superfluous soothing blanched drooping handling forcibly confidently cracked reduction truce inconvenience welsh sorely stead syllable dome penetrating aforesaid cordially coral hypothesis clumsy fragrance aversion iniquity moderation pilgrimage consternation gaiety senior abominable zealous mechanically robbery blushing exceptional masculine shilling intrigue grieve thickness thereupon trifles indication strand pillar treatise benevolence superficial productive relaxed pang stray armor vault stubborn yacht habitation unfit deposit deference intelligible relish

fairest traveled zone mustache adjacent transmit fixing tends involuntarily staid theological rustic detect frighten persistent harness strokes wooded extinct appoint ranges entreat violation mounting conductor objective anonymous hush cowardly daybreak tilde banker watchful ignored orchard municipal pirates achieve anticipation vitality confer rushes mischievous justification ale leisurely dreadfully potent recommendation flattery mining reconciliation enforce chef memorial improbable suppress proclaim extravagance starve flourish congratulate threaten chairman sundry ravine respectively scoundrel spur reckoning mineral curved turner dashing

comprehension terminated contemplate alternately Christendom expansion luster adieu brisk helmet restaurant malicious simultaneously airy lastly remanded voluntarily abyss reconcile witty faction currency wan incessantly emotional lever radical delete marches nicely massacre mature posture imaginative incense needless remnant junction absurdity defensive violet futile baffled comprehensive interrupt cling suffrage thereafter dynasty mastery weird programer patronage awakening resource attach separately audible regulation suggestive traditional rhyme perchance politician values mightily

temporal eminently resolutely combine routine termination director architect procedure calculation imply muscular fertility reluctant discussions signify clasp beset brother-in-law merchandise miniature vexation chaos minority thereto veteran rogue inconsistent litter plateau precipice renowned judicious briskly paternal motto constrained publisher trench caste characterized creative thicket son-in-law ominous console beneficial insurance yearning frenzy acquisition involve advancement chevalier layer kettle indicates pastor pastoral discreet considers shriek basil defending groom register schedule silken

fondly protector renown rebuke intimately acknowledgment interpreter gab deity dispatch tariff outcome degradation surplus morbid preface affirm vividly inquisition secondly overboard proverb exert amendment helm deliberation apparition conjunction thirsty linger instruct statute dictated disadvantage deserving riot placid spirited solve oneself completion tending condemnation anecdote avenge rein conscientious outstretched improper epic valor dominant inadequate uproar wrung dialect rubbish wrecked twee disregard manual demonstrated gauche

heroine humane transition embassy fore concealment garb audacity sculpture woven combinations tempt cherish frock fabric brink outbreak rouge hull plentiful shiver laborious mound cowardice maritime gait formula mentioning accursed perceptible imminent testify adore influential advantageous maternal forbear indefinite denial oppressive souvenir pecuniary bustle aloof millennium curate mend ante strata collections delicately carpenter connection trot manifestation obstinacy contra rector discomfort mar subsistence bounty doubly consulting brood though quiver mentally despotism harmonious vale renounce

Academic Reading Vocabulary
back cover / front cover
fairy tale
first name / last name
follow / give directions
letter - sound relationship
listening skill
number word
picture book
picture dictionary
sight word
Title/title page (introduction)
word families

First Grade
author / illustrator
consonants/consonant blends
punctuation (basic)
vowel (long/short)

Second Grade
everyday language
group discussion
guest speaker
main character
main idea
mental image
predictable book
spelling pattern
table of contents
verb (action word)

Third Grade
chronological order
complete sentence
context clues
multi-meaning words
punctuation (commas)
root word
run-on sentence
story elements (character, setting, plot)
supporting details
verb (types and functions)

Fourth Grade
audience (as listeners and readers)
author's purpose
double negatives
drawing conclusions
genre (introduction)
making inferences
possessive nouns
punctuation (quotation marks)
sentence fragment
simple predicate
simple subject
title page (parts of)
verb tense

Fifth Grade
caption (identify)
coordinating conjunctions
idiom (introduction)
introductory paragraph
main idea/stated and implied
parts of speech
point of view/perspective
punctuation marks (colon, semi-colon)
reference source
root words (as aids in determining meaning)
run-on sentence (correcting)

Sixth Grade
analogy (part to whole/function)
caption (determine function)
clause (dependent/independent)
common feature
dialect (introduction)
literal vs. figurative
oral tradition
phrases (adj., adv., prep., inf., etc.)
poetic element (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, and figurative language)
point of view (1st, 3rd limited, and 3rd omniscient)
propaganda devices
textual features

Seventh Grade
analogy (verb forms, rhymes)
assumption /assume
clause (adverb, introductory, etc)
exposition (literary)
expository writing
expression (emphasis, stress,
etc. in oral language)
literary elements (irony, mood, foreshadowing, flashback, tone, symbolism)
parallel structure
sentence structure
types of poetry

Eighth Grade

allusion (define concept with simple illustrations)
antecedent* (pronoun/antecedent agreement)
clincher sentence
coherent order
composition structure (structural patterns in composition)
elaboration (supportive details)
facilitator (role identification/groups)
gerund and gerund phrase
infer from unstated
logic (inductive/deductive reasoning)
mnemonic device
oral language techniques (inflection, enunciation, rate, and pitch)
participial phrase and
persuasive writing techniques
sensory detail
shades of meaning
thesis statement
writing process

Ninth Grade
allusion (classical, Biblical, historical, mythological)
character motivation*
comma splice (comma fault)
descriptive* writing (vivid details)
dialect (uses of dialect)
dramatic monologue*
elements of plot (rising
action, conflict, climax,
falling action)*
figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia)*
intervening* word phrases or
clauses in writing
irony* (situational, verbal, and dramatic)
non-verbal feedback*
non-verbal language (gestures, body language)
recurring themes
Shakespearean English
shift* (tense/point of view)
target audience*
types of conflict (man, man vs.environment,

man vs.himself, man vs. supernatural, external, internal)*

Tenth Grade
conjunctive adverbs
credible sources
cultural perspective
idiom (figurative language)
literary analysis
logical fallacy
MLA, APA (documentation styles)
primary source/secondary source
sentence variety
stream of consciousness
understatement (litotes)

400+ Eclectic Synonyms
acclaim v; applaud
acrid adj; bitter
adapt v; modify
adept adj; expert
adhere v; stick
admonish v; advise
advent n; coming
affluent adj; prosperous
aggravate adj; deteriorate
ailment n; sickness,
allot v; distribute
amiable adj; friendly
appraise v; evaluate
apt adj; proper, inclined
astonishing adj; surprising
attain v; accomplish, achieve, reach
augment v; supplement, increase
averse adj; afraid of, opposed, against
awkward adj; clumsy, torpe
baffle v; confuse
balmy adj; warm
ban v; prohibit
bar v; prevent, obstruct
barren adj; sterile
barter v; exchange
beckon v; call, signal
beneficial adj, helpful, useful
bias n; prejudice
blanched adj; pale
bland adj; tasteless
blatant adj; obvious
blend v; mix
bloom v; flower, blossom
blow up v; became angry, magnify
blunder v; make a mistake; n; error
blunt adj; un-sharpened
blurry adj; unfocused
bold adj; brave
bolster v; support, boost
bond v; join. N; connection
boom v; expand. N; expansion
brace v; reinforce
brisk adj; vigorous, cool
brittle adj; fragile
bulky adj; large, clumsy
bully v; torment, maton
buttress v; support, boost
capable adj; competent
carve v; cut
cautious adj; careful
cherish v; appreciate, treasure
cite v; refer to
clash v; argue, argument
clever adj; smart
clink v; stick
clog v; obstruct
clumsy adj; inept
cluster n; group, collection
coax v; persuade
commence v; begin
commodity n; product
compel v; require, force
compliment v; praise, flatter
curt adj; blunt, impolite
curb v; limit, control
likewise adv; in the same way
moreover adv; In addition
further adv; Beyond
furthermore adv; In addition
indeed adv; truly
besides adv; also
chiefly adv; mainly
markedly adv; clearly
above all adv; in particular, especially
hence adv; for this cause
therefore adv; consequently
thus adv; consequently
otherwise adv; if not
thereupon adv; with this
wherefore adv; As a result
rather adv; relatively
instead adv; as a replacement for
conversely adv; on the contrary
nevertheless adv; in contrast
though adv; even if
whereas adv; while
afterward adv; then
meanwhile adv; for now
brief adv; concise
whole adv; entire
overall adv; in general
comprehensive adj; complete, thorough, exhaustive
compulsory adj; necessary, mandatory
concede v; recognize, acknowledge
concise adj; brief, short
conspicuous adj; obvious, noticeable
cope with v; deal with, manage, handle
copious adj; abundant
cosmopolitan adj; sophisticated, worldly
courteous adj; polite
covert adj; secret
cozy adj; comfortable, intimate
crave v; desire, long for, hope for
craze n, fad, popular but shot-lived
crooked adj; curved, corrupt
cryptic adj; secret, mysterious
Although adj; even if, though
Seldom adj; hardly ever
doubt n; question
Worth n; significance, merit
Shallow adj; superficial, trivial
damp adj; wet
daring adj; bold, brave
dazzling adj; sparkling
debris n; wreckage, ruins
defective adj; broken
defiant adj; insubordinate
Average n; promethium
delightful ad; charming
devise v; invent, plan
device n; instrument
dim adj; unclear
din n; noise, clamor
dire adj; desperate, serious
discard adj; abandon
Budget n; financial plan
dismal adj; gloomy, depressing
distinct adj; discrete, separate
distinguished adj; celebrated, famous
dogged adj; stubborn, determined
dot v; are locate in n; point
doze v; sleep, nap
drab adj; uninteresting, dreary, Bored
drawback n; weakness, flaw
drench v; to wet, soak
drowsy adj; sleepy
dubious adj; doubtful, uncertain
dusk n; sunset, evening
dwell v; live, reside
dwelling n, residence
dwindle v; decrease
eerie adj; strange, unusual
elderly adj; old, aged
elude v; escape, evade
enchanting adj; charming, Captivating
encounter v. meet, find n; meeting
endeavor n; effort, attempt
endorse v; authorize
enhance v; intensify
ensue v; follow
entice v; to attract, to tempt, lure
esteem v; cherish, admire
fable n; mythical story
fabled adj; legendary
facet n; aspect, feature
faint adj; weak, faded
falter v; hesitate, waver, vacillate
faulty adj; flawed, inferior
feasible adj; possible
fee n; payment, fare
feeble adj; weak, fragile
feverish adj; having a fever, intense, busy
fiery adj; burning, passionate
fitting adj; suitable, proper
flaw n; defect
flee v; escape, elude
fleeting adj; short-lived
flimsy adj; frail, fragile
foe n; enemy
forage v; hunt, search
forgo v; abandon, give up
foremost adj; principal, dominant
forge v; create, make, copy improperly
fragrant adj; aromatic
fuse v; join, unite
futile adj; vain
fuzzy adj; hairy, blurry
exhilarating adj; exciting, thrilling
gag n; joke, mordaza, feel momentarily sick
gap n; breach
garrulous adj; talkative
gaudy adj; conspicuous, showy
genial adj; pleasant, cordial
grasp v; grab, seize, understand
grim adj; severe, somber
grip v; hold, grasp, possession
grueling adj; exhausting, arduous
gullible adj; credulous, naive
hamper v; delay, obstruct
handful n; only a few
haphazard adj; random, aimless
hardship n; difficulty
harm v; injure
harmful adj; destructive
harness v; control, utilize
harsh adj; severe, strict
hasty adj; quick, rushed
hazardous adj; dangerous
hazy adj; foggy, unclear
heed v, obey, mind
hinder v; block, hamper
hitherto adv; up to now, previously
hoist v; lift, raise
hue n; color, shade
hurl v; pitch, throw
idle adj; inactive, lazy
impair v; damage, spoil, interfere with
indigenous adj; native
indistinct adj; unclear, blurry
induce adj; persuade
inhabit v; live, dwell,
inhibit v; control, limit
innate adj, natural, inborn
irate adj; angry, upset
jagged adj; rough, irregular
jeopardy n; risk, threat
jolly adj; joyful, cheerful
jolt v; shock, n; surprise,
keen adj; clever, sharp
knack n; skill, talent
lack v; need, require n; absence, scarcity
lag v; fall behind, go slowly
lavish adj; luxurious, abundant
lax adj, careless, negligent
leisure n; free time
liable adj; legally responsible
likely adj; probable, plausible
linger v; remain, stay
long v; desire, wish for
lull v; soothe, calm n; pause, break
lure v; attract, tempt
lurid adj; shocking, graphic
lurk v; prowl, hide
luster n; shine, radiance
mar v; damage, spoil
mend v; fix, repair
mild adj; gentle, temperate
mingle v; blend, mix
mist n; fog, haze
morale n; spirit, confidence
mourn v; lament, cry, show sorrow
murky adj; unclear, cloudy, foggy
mushroom v; expand rapidly
negligible adj. unimportant, trivial
nightmarish adj. frightening, terrifying, horrible
nimble adj. graceful, agile
notable adj. remarkable, conspicuous, striking
notify v inform, tell
notion n. idea, concept, thought
notorious adj. infamous, disreputable
novel adj. new, innovative
objective adj. fair, impartial, unbiased, neutral; n. goal, purpose, aim
oblong adj. oval
obscure adj. unfamiliar, ambiguous, little-known
obsolete adj. antiquated, out of date, outmoded
offspring adj. strange, unusual, peculiar, curious
ominous n. young, children, descendants
ornamental adj. threatening, menacing, dangerous
opulent adj. luxurious, plush, affluent
odd adj. ornate, decorative, elaborate, showy
outgoing adj. (1) open, friendly; (2) departing, leaving
outlook n. (1) opinion, view; (2) prospect, forecast
outstanding adj. excellent, exceptional, notable, well known
overall adj. general, comprehensive
overcast adj. cloudy, gloomy
overcome v. subdue, defeat, overwhelm
overlook v. ignore, disregard, neglect
oversee v. supervise, manage, direct
oversight n. error, mistake, omission
overt adj. open, obvious, conspicuous
overwhelm v. catch up with, reach
overtake v. (1) astonish, astound, shock; (2) conquer, defeat, overcome, overpower
pace n. rate, speed
painstaking adj. careful, conscientious, thorough
pale adj. white, colorless, faded
paltry adj. unimportant, minor, trivial
paramount adj. chief, top, vital, supreme
particle n. piece, bit, fragment
path n. trail, track, way, route
peculiar adj. (1) strange, odd, puzzling; (2) distinctive, characteristic, unique, special
penetrate v. enter, go through, go into, pierce, puncture
perceive v. observe, sense, notice
peril n. danger, hazard, risk, threat
perilous adj. dangerous, risky, ominous, hazardous
perpetual adj. constant, endless, eternal
perplexing adj. puzzling, mystifying, confusing
pierce v. penetrate, puncture, stab, go into
pivotal adj. important, key, crucial
plague n. epidemic; v. trouble, bother, harass, vex
plausible adj. likely, credible, believable
plead v. appeal, beg
plush adj. luxurious, opulent, rich, elegant
ponder v. consider, think about, reflect on
portion n. share, part, section, segment
postpone v. delay, put off, defer
potent adj. strong, powerful, effective
pounce v. jump, leap, spring
precious adj. expensive, costly, rare, desirable
precise adj. accurate, exact, definite
premier adj. (1) first, opening, earliest, initial; (2) chief, leading, foremost
prescribed adj. arranged, set, agreed on
pressing adj. urgent, crucial, compelling
pretext n. excuse, pretense, justification
prevail v. succeed, win, triumph
prevalent adj. common, widespread, popular
prior adj. earlier, preceding, former
probe v. investigate, inquire into
procure v. obtain, acquire, secure
profound adj. important, significant, deep
profuse adj. plentiful, abundant, copious
prompt adj. punctual, timely
prosper v. flourish, thrive, succeed
provoke v. (1) irritate, anger, annoy; (2) cause, trigger
prudent adj. careful, sensible, cautious
pulverize v. crush, grind, powder
pungent adj. bitter, harsh, biting, sharp
pursue v. chase, follow, seek
puzzling adj. mystifying, confusing, baffling
quaint adj. charming in an old fashioned way, picturesque, curious
quake v. shiver, shake, tremble
quandary n. problem, dilemma, predicament
quarrel n. argument, dispute, disagreement
quest n. search, journey, venture
radiant adj. bright, shiny, glowing
ragged adj. torn, tattered, worn
range v. (1) extend, vary, fluctuate; (2) roam, wander; n. scope, extent, spectrum
rash adj. thoughtless, careless, reckless
raw adj. (1) uncooked; (2) unprocessed, unrefined, crude; (3) sore, tender
raze v. demolish, level, knock down
real estate n. property such as buildings and land
rebuke v. scold, reprimand
recede v. retreat, go back, subside, withdraw
reckless adj. careless, rash
recollect v. recall, remember
recount v. narrate, tell
refine v. improve, process, purify
refuge n. shelter, haven, retreat
refuse v. reject, turn down, tell someone "no"; n. waste, garbage, trash
rehearse v. practice, train, go over
reliable adj. dependable, trustworthy
relish v. enjoy, savor, like
remarkable adj. incredible, amazing, extraordinary, noteworthy
remedy n. treatment, cure
remnant n. remainder, balance, fragment
remote adj. isolated, distant
renowned adj. famous, celebrated, notable
resent v. dislike, take offense at
retract v. withdraw, pull back
riddle n. puzzle, mystery
rigid adj. (1) stiff, unbending; (2) harsh, severe, strict
rip v. tear, cut, slash
ripe adj. mature, developed
risky adj. dangerous, hazardous, treacherous
roam v. travel, wander, range
rough adj. (1) uneven, jagged, rugged; (2) difficult; (3) impolite
route n. way course, path, road
routine n. custom, habit, daily schedule; adj. ordinary, typical, regular, normal
rudimentary adj. elementary, fundamental, primitive
rugged adj. (1) jagged, rough, uneven; (2) strong, sturdy
rumor n. gossip, story
rural adj. agricultural
ruthless adj. cruel, brutal, vicious
salvage v. save, rescue, recover, retrieve
savage adj. fierce, wild, aggressive, ferocious, belligerent
scale v. climb; n. (1) range, spectrum; (2) proportion
scarce adj. rare, sparse
scatter v. disperse, spread
scent n. aroma, fragrance, odor, smell
scorn n. mockery, derision, contempt, ridicule
scrap v. abandon, get rid of; n. piece, fragment
seasoned adj. experienced, veteran
secluded adj. hidden, isolated, secret
secrete v. produce (a liquid), squirt
sensational adj. thrilling, exciting, shocking
serene adj. quiet, peaceful, calm, tranquil
sever v. cut, slice off
severe adj. (1) harsh, strict, austere; (2) undecorated, plain
shred v. break, smash, fragment
sheer adj. (1) steep, sharp, abrupt; (2) transparent, thin, filmy
shimmer v. shine, glow, glisten, gleam
shatter v. rip up, tear up
shrewd adj. clever, sly
shrill adj. piercing, high-pitched
shun v. avoid, stay away from
shy adj. timid, reserved, easily frightened
significant adj. important, vital, major
signify v. symbolize, stand for, indicate, represent
simulate v. imitate, reproduce
sketch v. draw; n. drawing, picture, diagram
slender adj. thin, slim, slight; (2) unlikely
slim adj. (1) slender, thin, slight, trim; (2) unlikely
slice n. thin piece; v. cut, carve, divide
sluggish adj. slow, listless, lazy, lethargic
sly adj. cunning, clever, shrewd
soak v. wet, drench, saturate
solace n. comfort, consolation, relief
solitary adj. alone, single, solo, isolated
somber adj. serious, grave, solemn
sort v. classify, categorize; n. type, kind, variety
sound adj. safe, solid, secure; n. noise
sow v. plant
span v. extend, bridge, connect; n. length, extent, range
spawn v, generate, create, produce; n. offspring, descendants
specific adj. definite, particular, exact
specimen n. example, sample
spectacular adj. dramatic, sensational, impressive
spell n. interval, period, time
spirited adj. lively, energetic, vigorous
splendid adj. excellent, superb, wonderful
spoil v. (1) ruin, mar; {2} decay, deteriorate, decompose, rot
spot v. locate, find, see, identify; n. (1) location, site; (2) mark, stain, speck
spur v. stimulate, impel, encourage, provoke; n. inducement, stimulus
stable adj. steady, secure, stationary, fixed
stage v. present, put on; n. grade, step, level, phase
stain v. color, tint, discolor, dye; n. spot, mark, blemish
stale adj. (1) old, dry; (2) dull, trite, uninteresting
stall v. halt, delay, put off
standard n. pattern, ideal, norm; adj. normal, typical, ordinary, regular, stock
stately adj. dignified, grand, magnificent, elegant
steep adj. sheer, perpendicular
stern adj. firm, severe, strict, harsh
stock n. (1) supply, collection; (2) goods, merchandise; v. have a supply of, carry; adj. standard, routine, ordinary, typical
stray adj. wandering, undirected, lost, uncontrolled
striking adj. difficult, arduous
strive adj. loud, insistent
struggle n. conflict, dispute, struggle
stubborn adj. prominent, remarkable, unusual, conspicuous, noteworthy, dramatic
stunning v. attempt, try
sturdy v. fight, argue, dispute; n. conflict, strife, battle, effort
subsequent adj. rigid, uncompromising, obstinate
subtle adj. (1) surprising, shocking; (2) attractive, beautiful
sundry adj. strong, rugged, well built
summit adj. later, succeeding, following, ensuing
suitable adj. indirect, suggestive, implied
strenuous adj. appropriate, correct, apt
strife n. peak, apex, zenith
strident adj. miscellaneous, diverse, various
superb adj. excellent, splendid
supplant v. replace, substitute for
supple adj. pliable, flexible, bendable
sway v. (1) wave, rock, swing, bend; (2) persuade, influence
sweeping adj. complete, exhaustive, general, comprehensive
swift adj. fast, quick, rapid
swivel v, rotate, spin, turn
symbolize v. represent, stand for
tact n. diplomacy, discretion, poise
tale n. story, legend
tame v. domesticate, master; adj. docile, domesticated, gentle
tamper (with) v, interfere (with)
tangled adj. knotted, twisted
tart adj. sour, tangy, piquant
taunt v. insult, mock, torment
tedious adj. boring, dull, tiresome
telling adj. effective, convincing, forceful
temperate adj. mild, moderate
tempting adj. alluring, attractive, enticing
tender adj. (1) delicate, soft; (2) gentle, loving; (3) sore, painful, raw
terminate v. end, finish, cease
thaw v. melt, warm up
thorough adj. complete, comprehensive
thoroughfare n. avenue, street
thrifty adj. economical, inexpensive
thrilling adj. exciting, stimulating, stirring, electrifying
thrive v. prosper, flourish
thwart v. prevent, impede, obstruct
tidings n. news, message
tilt v. incline, slope
timid adj. fearful, shy, retiring
tint n. color, hue, shade, tone; v. color, stain, dye
tiresome adj. tedious, dull, boring
toil v. labor, work; n. exertion, labor, work
tolerant adj. patient, impartial, open-minded
topple v. knock over, knock down, bring down, uproot
torment v. taunt, abuse, bully
torrent n. flood, deluge
tough adj. durable, strong
tow v. haul, draw, pull, drag
toxic adj. poisonous, noxious
trait n. characteristic, feature, quality
tranquil adj. quiet, peaceful, relaxing
transient adj. temporary, momentary, passing
transparent adj. clear, see-through
treacherous adj. dangerous, hazardous
ultimate n. drip, leak
triumph n. victory, success, achievement; v. win, succeed, prevail
trivial adj. unimportant, minor
trying adj. demanding, difficult, troublesome
tug v. pull, draw; n. pull
twilight n. evening, dusk
unbearable adj. (1) conclusive, definite, final; (2) maximum, highest, best
trickle adj. intolerable, agonizing
uncouth adj. impolite, rude, vulgar
underlying adj. fundamental, basic
undertake v. try, attempt
ungainly adj. awkward, unskillful
uniform adj. consistent, regular
unique adj. singular, one of a kind, special
unravel v. solve, explain
unruly adj. unmanageable, disorganized, disorderly
unsound adj. defective, faulty, unsafe
upheaval n. disturbance, disorder
uphold v. support, sustain
upkeep n. maintenance
uproar n. disorder, disturbance, commotion
urbane adj. sophisticated, cultured, elegant
urge v. encourage, advise, implore
urgent adj. pressing, compelling
utensil n. tool, implement, device
utter v. say, speak; adj. total, absolute, complete
vacant adj. empty, unoccupied
vague adj. unclear, uncertain, ambiguous
vain adj. (1) useless, pointless, unsuccessful, futile; (2) conceited, arrogant
valid adj. genuine, authentic, legitimate
vanish v. disappear, go away
variable adj. changeable, shifting
vast adj. huge, enormous, extensive, immense
venomous adj. poisonous
verbose adj. talkative, wordy
verge n. brink, edge, threshold
verve n. enthusiasm, energy
vessel n. (1) container, bottle; (2) ship, craft
vex v. irritate, anger, annoy
viable adj. (1) alive, living; (2) feasible, practical, possible
vicinity n. area, proximity, zone
vigorous v. compete (with), rival
vie (with) adj. dynamic, energetic, spirited
virtual adj. almost, nearly, not quite
vital adj. critical, crucial, key, essential
vivacious adj. lively, cheerful
vivid adj. clear, distinct, graphic
vow v. promise, pledge, swear; n. oath, promise, pledge
wage n. salary, pay, earnings
waive u to surrender (rights, privileges)
wake n. the track of a ship in water
wander v. roam, travel, range
wane v. shrink, decrease, decline
ware n. goods, merchandise
warn v. alert, caution, advise
warning n. alarm, alert
warp v. deform, bend, twist
wary adj. careful, cautious, alert
weary adj. tired, exhausted, fatigued
whiff adj. strange, eerie, unusual
well-to-do adj. rich, wealthy, affluent
weird n. a slight smell
wholesome adj. healthy, nutritious, beneficial
wicked adj. evil, corrupt, immoral
widespread adj. extensive, prevalent, sweeping
wily adj. crafty, cunning, shrewd
wise adj. astute, prudent, intelligent
withdraw v. retreat, pull out, remove
wither v. dry, shrivel, wilt
withhold v. reserve, retain, hold back
witty adj. comic, clever, amusing
woe n. trouble, distress, sorrow
wonder v. think about, speculate, ponder; n. marvel, miracle wound v. injure, hurt; n. injury
wrinkle n. line, crease (in clothing, skin, etc.); v. to put lines or creases in something; to have lines or creases
yearn v. desire, crave, want
zone v. (1) give up, surrender; (2) produce, supply; n. production, output, crop
zealous adj. enthusiastic, eager
zenith n. peak, tip, apex, summit
yield n. area, vicinity, region
issue n; topic

a type of literature that tells about real-life people, places, events, things, etc.

drama a play written to be performed by actors
myth a folktale (fictional story) about gods and goddesses (mythology)
tall tale an American hero folktale full of extreme exaggerations
fable a folktale, usually with talking animals, that always has a moral to it
main idea what a piece of writing is mainly about
summary gives the main idea and important details of a passage
theme a more generally stated topic concerning a passage's main ideas
genre a classification of literature, such as fiction, drama, poetry, etc.
fiction a type of literature that tells a made-up story
simile a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
analogy a comparison that shows a relationship between two things
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things not using the words "like" or "as"
paraphrase restating something using different words (rephrasing)
context clues words, phrases, or sentences that give meaning to unknown words
denotation the dictionary definition of the word- the literal meaning
connotation the extra sense that the word implies-pos. or neg. (cheap/inexpensive)
repetition creating a "special effect" by repeating a sound or word
suspense a feeling of uncertainty or dread about what will happen next
sarcasm an expression that is personal, jeering, and intended to hurt
oxymoron a seemingly contradictory combination of words (jumbo shrimp)
onomatopoeia a word or phrase that imitates the sound (whoosh)
plot the action of the story
resolution the final outcome of the story-or the solution of the problem
character a person or other creature in a story
setting the time and place of the story's events
climax the point of greatest interest or suspense in the story
conflict the main problem the character faces (with others, self, or nature)
personification gives animals or objects human qualities or characteristics
hyperbole the deliberate use of exaggeration
symbolism the use of one thing to stand for or represent another
imagery the use of vivid description to create a picture in the reader's mind
foreshadow gives clues that suggest what might happen in the future
flashback interrupting the story with events from the past
irony a statement meaning the opposite of what is literally stated
idiom a saying that can not be literally translated
allusion a reference to a well-known work of literature, art, music, etc.
audience the person or persons to whom the writing is addressed
author the person who wrote the story or passage
narrator the person who is telling the story
point of view the relationship of the narrator to the story (viewpoint)
1st person pov when a character in the story tells the story (using I, me, my, we, etc.)
3rd person pov when someone not in the story tells the story (like an invisible observer)
dialogue when the characters in a story speak (usually set off by quotation marks)
style/voice the way the author uses phrases and sentences to make his story distinctive
tone the author's attitude about his topic- can be positive, negative, or neutral
mood the feeling or atmosphere in the story set by the author
inference a guess based on a known fact, a conclusion
cause/effect a text structure exploring the reason something happened (cause) and the result (effect)
compare/contrast a text structure showing similarities (comparisons) and differences (contrasts)
problem/solution a text structure examining how conflicts or obstacles (problems) are overcome (resolved)
chronology a text structure presenting events in the order in which they occur (sequencing)
inductive a text structure that starts with specific ideas and works toward a general idea
deductive a text structure that starts with a general idea and works toward specific ideas
spatial order a text structure that shows where things are
categorization a text structure that puts things in categories
fact a statement that can be proved- or disproved
opinion a statement that can not be proven- someone's own belief
bias a strong prejudice for one side over another- favoring only one side
objective a work based on fact, having no bias or partiality
propaganda persuasion techniques
synonyms words that have similar meanings
antonyms words that have opposite meanings
resourceful using what is available
hostile hateful, unfriendly
occupation a job or career
enthusiasm to be excited about something
resembles to be like or similar to
accompany to go along with
infer to make a guess based on information given
lighthearted to be carefree and cheerful
insincere to not be honest when expressing a feeling
bewildered confused
abundant more than enough
curiosity wanting to know more
protest to disagree
sociable talkative and friendly
eerie spooky
ingenious to be clever and smart
determined to make a decision and stick with it
distressing great worry or anxiety
triumphant to achieve victory or success
awkward clumsy, difficult to manage
sympathetic to share the feelings of another
daring to be bold or have courage
efficient to complete a task in the best way with the least waste of time
feasible possible
intolerant not accepting differences in others
humiliated embarrassed
persistence to refuse to give up
cautious to be careful
stern very serious, not playing around
suspicious to be distrustful or uncertain
remote far away or distant
sentimental a tender emotion
confident self-assured
hasty quick
unusable not having any value
indifference not caring
generous giving to others
spontaneous doing something without planning in advance
impressive creating a strong effect
insecure unsure or unsteady
urgent needing immediate attention
effective to produce a desired or useful result
observant seeing things that others miss
humble to be modest, not bragging
prestigious highly thought of
hesitant to pause or wait
relies to depend on someone
discouraged ready to give up
suspenseful having uncertainty or excitement
defeated beaten or overcome
thrifty careful with spending money
doubtful to be unsure
dissatisfied not pleased
anticipation to look forward to something
humorous funny
unpredictable unknown in advance
compassion a deep caring for others
inspired to motivate someone to act or behave a certain way
conflict a struggle or opposition
astonishment sudden wonder or amazement
abundant more than enough
timid easily frightened, shy
urgency needing immediate attention
passionate having strong or deep feelings
confident self-assured, to believe in yourself
humiliated embarrassed
persuasive to talk somebody into something
somber very serious, gloomy
discouraged ready to give up
chronological to be done in the order that events occur
dramatic powerful or sensational effect
peculiar odd or unusual
flashback a scene in a book or movie showing earlier events
impatient unable to tolerate delays
effortless easy, not difficult
motivation a reason to achieve something
appreciation to be thankful
distressing great worry or anxiety
correspondence to communicate through writing
dedicated committed to doing a certain action
foreshadowing to give a hint of what might happen
hopelessness having no hope, feeling of impossibility
mysterious feeling of strangeness or wonder
inspiring making someone act in a certain way
distracted unable to concentrate or focus
accomplishment an achievement; to successfully complete something
enthusiasm to be excited about something
desperation in great need, about to give up
resolution in a story, the solution to a problem
spontaneous doing something without planning in advance
doubtful unsure
impressive creating a strong effect
exhibited to show something for others to see
generosity giving to others
convince to make someone believe as you do
capable having the ability to do certain tasks
assume to think something is true without actual proof
objection to be against a decision
tense nervous, jittery
stubborn refusing to give in or change
emphasize to give special attention to something
conflict the problem in a story
defiant to resist authority and rules
determination to make a decision and stick with it
intense something that is felt strongly, an extreme effort
theme the central idea or underlying message of a story
suspicious distrustful or uncertain
unity working together toward a common goal
hesitant to pause or wait
eerie spooky
defeated beaten or overcome
suspenseful uncertainty or excitement
deserving worthy of praise or reward
insincere not honest when expressing a feeling
betrayal to be false or disloyal to
encouraging to be supportive, to inspire
uncooperative not willing to work with or assist others
stern very serious, not playing around
persistent to refuse to give up
humorous funny
perplexed confused or puzzled
melancholy depressed or sad
nostalgic yearning for some past period
outraged having anger or resentment
sympathetic caring about others & their feelings
indifferent don't care about something
pessimistic always expecting the worst to happen; always looking for the bad in situations
optimistic always expecting the best to happen; looking for the good in situations
apathetic don't care about others or their feelings
sarcastic saying the opposite of what is true or cutting someone down
mellow carefree or calm
vindictive wanting revenge
light-hearted having no worries in life
solemn serious because of sadness or anger
homonym words that sound the same, but have different spellings and different meanings
main idea key idea
memoir ones personal experiences and observations
moral a lesson that is learned
multisyllabic more than one syllable
myth popular belief to explain a natural occurrence, or origins
summarize cover the main points briefly
syllogism a true conclusion IF the first two statements are true
thesaurus book of synonyms
topic sentence states the main point in a paragraph
Venn Diagram overlapping circles used to distinguish common elements
topic subject
autobiography written story of writer's own life
bibliography identification of writings, publications, or web sites
brochure pamphlet that contains descriptive information
caption explanation of a picture or illustration
characteristics distinguishing traits, qualities, or properties
conclusion last part or reasoned judgment
context setting; the parts of a text that surround a word and help a reader to understand its meaning
description mental image
diary daily record of ones activities, reflections, or feelings
drama contains action, conflict, emotion, and dialogue
fact and opinion distinguish between what can be proven and what is a viewpoint or judgment
excerpt/passage a small part of a larger text
fiction imagined story
foreshadowing clues before something happens
glossary collection of words and their meanings
graphic organizer visual representation to organize text
historical fiction fiction based on people or events in the past
guide word words at the top of a dictionary page to indicate the first and last words on the page
narrator person who tells the story and may or may not be in the story
persuade urge, convince, plead
purpose the goal to be met
problem and solution something that needs to be done, the actions taken, and the result
recipe set of instructions for cooking
reference materials texts containing facts and information
acronym a word formed from the first letter of others words
almanac yearly publication about weather and astronomy
anecdote a short story telling about a specific funny, interesting, or personal incident
anthology a collection of literature, music, poems, or art
aphorism an accepted truth or belief expressed in a memorable statement (ie. An apple a day keeps the doctor away)
argue to discuss and give reasons
archetype "the original" on which others are based
contradict to deny the truth or disagree
first person narrator refers to themselves as "I" in a story
omniscient all knowing, narrator, god-like
paradox true statement, but seems to be saying two opposite things
fallacy false or mistaken idea
second person when the text refers to the reader as "you"
sonnet 14 line poetic verse with a specific rhyme pattern, Shakespeare
stereotype false image or perception of an individual or group
supporting details text that gives evidence to the main idea or topic
symbolism when symbols represent ideas or words
third person when the text refers to "she, he, they" as told by someone else
viewpoint standpoint, from where things are viewed- 1st,3rd,etc.

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