Vocabulary Words

Unit 6 Lesson 4 (4/18)
1. dedicated: If you are dedicated to achieving a goal, you are devoting yourself to that purpose.

2. determined: A determined person will do everything possible to try to accomplish a task.

3. dainty: Something that is dainty is small and delicate.

4. coddled: Someone who has been coddled has been treated too kindly or has been protected too much.

5. pitiful: If something is pitiful, it is so sad and weak that people feel sorry for it.

6. endured: Someone who has endured hardships has used personal strength to solve them.

7. memorable: If something is memorable, it is worth remembering. 

Unit 6 Lesson 3 
(4/11)
1. behemoth: Something called a behemoth is extremely large.

2. cordially: To say something cordially is to say it in a warm, friendly way.

3. hearty: If a meal is hearty, it is satisfying and includes plenty of good food.

4. fanciful: Something that is fanciful is not real but comes from the imagination.

5. scenic: A scenic place has lovely natural features, such as trees, cliffs, or bodies of water.

6. colossal: Something that is colossal is huge.

7. illusion: An illusion is something that is not really what it appears to be.

Unit 6 Lesson 2
 (4/2)
1. ancient: Something ancient is very, very old.

2. distant: Something distant is very far away.

3. sentries: Sentries are people who stand as guards around a camp, building, or other area.

4. glistens: Something that glistens looks wet and shiny.

5. embedded: If an object is embedded in something, it is stuck firmly in it.

6. cascading: Cascading water rushes or falls downward very fast.

7. weary: If you are weary, you are very tired from working hard at something, and you want to stop.

8. eroding: Something that is eroding is being slowly scraped away a little at a time, often by the force of moving water or strong wind. 

Unit 6 Lesson 1 
(3/21)
1. contraption: A contraption is a strange-looking machine or device.

2. roamed: If a creature roamed an area, it wandered around there.

3. massive: Something massive is very large and heavy.

4. submerged: If something is submerged, it is beneath the surface of a body of water.

5. elegant: Something elegant is graceful and pleasing to look at.

6. obstacles: Obstacles are things that get in your way when you are going somewhere or trying to reach a goal.

7. complicated: Something that is complicated has many parts that are connected in ways that make it harder to understand.

8. eerie: Something that is eerie is strange and makes people feel afraid. 

Unit 5 Lesson 5 (3/7)
1. destinations: Destinations are the places people are going to.

2. aspects: The aspects of a place or thing are its features and elements.

3. vigorously: If you do something vigorously, you do it with energy and enthusiasm.

4. reconstruct: To reconstruct something that has been damaged or destroyed means to rebuild it.

5. gorgeous: A gorgeous person or thing is attractive and stunning.

6. festive: Something that is festive is colorful and exciting.

7. ornate: Something that is ornate is decorated with a lot of complicated patterns.

8. symbolize: If an animal or an object symbolizes something, it represents that thing.

9. expectantly: When you wait expectantly for something, you eagerly look forward to it.

10. misfortune: Misfortune is something unlucky or unpleasant that happens to someone.


Unit 5 Lesson 4
 (2/29)
1. remarkable: A remarkable thing is something very special in a way that makes other people notice it.

2. suitable: Something is suitable if it is right for whatever is is being used for.

3. advantage: When someone takes advantage of something, he or she makes good use of it.

4. extract: When you extract something, you carefully pull it out of something else.

5. withstand: If you withstand a difficult time, you are able to get through it all right.

6. stealthy: A stealthy animal is one that stays quiet and hidden as it moves about, so that others do not notice it. 

Unit 5 Lesson 3 (2/23)
1. forlornly: If you do something forlornly, you do it in a way that shows you feel sad and lonely.

2. fidget: People might fidget, or move around restlessly, when they are bored or nervous.

3. pathetic: A person or thing that is pathetic is sad or helpless. You usually feel sorry for pathetic people or things.

4. resolved: When you have resolved to do something, you have made up your mind to do it.

5. scrounging: If an animal is scrounging, it is looking around trying to find food.

6. noble: If you describe someone as noble, you think that person is honest and unselfish.

7. stingy: Someone who is stingy doesn't like to spend money or share what they have.

8. suspicion: If you think someone is guilty of doing something wrong, you have a suspicion about him or her.

Unit 5 Lesson 2 (2/17)
1. burst: When a person feels ready to burst if he or she doesn't say something, it means that the person is very excited and cannot wait to say that thing.

2. opportunities: Opportunities are chances to do something you want to do.

3. huddle: When people huddle together, they gather close to each other in a tight group.

4. comforted: If a person comforted a friend, he or she helped that friend feel better about something.

5. recognizes: If someone recognizes you, it means they know who you are when they see you.

6. journey: A journey is a trip from one place to another that usually takes a long time. 


Unit5 Lesson 1
 (2/8)
1. consisted: If something consistedof several things, it was made up of those things.

2. prideful: A person is prideful ifhe or she feels very satisfied because of something he or she has done.

3. intends: When someone intends todo something, he or she plans to do it.

4. snatched: If you snatchedsomething, you grabbed it or pulled it away quickly.

5. recalls: When a person recallssomething, he or she remembers it.

6. select: A select group is onethat is special and among the best of its kind. 

Unit 4 Lesson 4
 (1/25)
1. magnificent: Somethingmagnificent is very beautiful and impressive.
2. insisted: If you insisted onsomething, you said it very firmly and you refused to change your mind.
3. declared: Something that has beendeclared has been announced in a clear way.
4. confidently: When you dosomething confidently, you are sure about what you are doing.
5. distressed: Someone who isdistressed feels very sad and helpless.
6. gloated: If someone gloated, heor she bragged about something in a mean way.
7. anxiously: If you waited anxiouslyfor something, you worried about how it would turn out. 

Unit 4 Lesson 3
 (1/19)
1. bountiful: If you had abountiful amount of something, you would have a lot of it.
2. vast: Something that is vast isso wide it would be hard to get across it.
3. stature: A person's stature ishis or her height.
4. relentless: Someone who isrelentless in trying to do something keeps at it and refuses to give up.
5. roused: If you roused someone,you woke up or alerted that person.
6. resourceful: A resourceful personis good at finding ways to solve problems.
7. intentions: Intentions are ideasabout what a person means to do.
8. inadvertently: If you dosomething inadvertently, you do it without meaning to.
 

Unit 4 Lesson 2
 (1/11)
1. ancestors: The people who came before you in your family are your ancestors.
2. brilliant: Things that are brilliant are very bright, and often shiny.
3. exotic: Something exotic is unusual and interesting because it came from a faraway place.
4. graceful: If a person is graceful, he or she moves in a smooth way that is nice to look at.
5. mischievous: Someone who is mischievous likes to play tricks on other people.
6. participate: If you participate in a game, you are involved in it. 

Unit 4 Lesson 1 (1/4)
1. tinker: When you tinker with something, you try to fix or adjust it.
2. hoaxer: Someone who tries to trick people is a hoaxer.
3. trampled: If you trampled something, you stepped on it very hard and damaged it.
4. forged: If you forged something together, you did it with great effort and you hope it lasts a long time.
5. perfect: To perfect something is to improve it so that it is the best it can be.
6. quest: A quest is a journey with a specific purpose.
7. barriers: Barriers are objects or people that keep you from moving ahead.

Unit 3 Lesson 5

1. intrepid: A person who is intrepid acts brave because he or she has no fear.

2. seasoned: A person who is seasoned at something has a lot of experience with that thing.

3. guidance: Someone who gives guidance provides help and advice.

4. undoubtedly: If something will undoubtedly happen, it will definitely happen.

5. cherish: If you cherish something, it means a lot to you and you care for it lovingly.

6. hoist: To hoist something is to raise it, often with mechanical help.

7. delectable: A food described as delectable tastes very good.

8. pristine: If a place is pristine, it is clean and untouched.

9. fragile: If a thing is fragile, it is easily broken or damaged.

10. privilege: A privilege is a special advantage or right that only certain people can have.
Unit3 Lesson 4
 (11/30)
1. hermit: A hermit is a person wholives alone, far from a community.
2. fascinated: When you arefascinated by something, you are very interested in it and pay close attentionto it.
3. occasionally: If somethinghappens occasionally, it happens once in a while.
4. timid: A timid person is shy andunsure of himself or herself.
5. peculiar: Something peculiar issomething that is very strange and unusual, usually not in a good way.
6. drab: Something drab looks dulland lacks color.
7. trembling: If something istrembling, it is shaking slightly.
8. dashed: If someone dashed away,they quickly and suddenly ran away. 

Unit 3 Lesson 3
 (11/16)
1. treacherous: Somethingtreacherous is dangerous and unpredictable.
2. drudgery: Drudgery is hard,unpleasant, boring work.
3. plunge: If you plunge intosomething, you rush into it suddenly.
4. smoldering: Something smolderingis burning slowly from the inside, without flames.
5. altered: When something has beenaltered, it has been changed.
6. scoffed: If you scoffed atsomething, you spoke about it in a mocking or critical way.
7. skeptically: If you talkskeptically about something, you express doubt about whether it is true.
8. discouraged: If somethingdiscouraged you, it made you believe that things weren't going to turn out asyou had hoped. 

Unit3 Lesson 2 
(11/09)
1. eruption: An eruption happenswhen something bursts through a surface.
2. depths: The depths of somethingare its deepest parts.
3. gradually: Something that happensgradually happens very slowly over time.
4. revealed: When something isrevealed, it was hidden but can now be seen.
5. contract: To contract means toget smaller by shrinking.
6. constant: If something isconstant, it happens without stopping.
7. immediate: An immediate event isone that happens right away. 

Unit 3 Lesson 1
 (11/3)
1. predators: Predators are animalsthat kill and eat other animals.
2. traits: Traits are particularqualities or characteristics of a person or thing.
3. lure: If something lures you, itmakes you want to go to it, even though it is dangerous or could get you introuble.
4. avoid: If you avoid a person orthing, you keep away from that person or thing.
5. mimic: If you mimic a person orthing, you try to act or look exactly like that person or thing.
6. obvious: If something is obvious,it is so easily seen or understood that no one has to explain it.
7. resembles: If one person or thingresembles another, the two look similar to each other.
8. deceptive: A deceptive person orthing tries to make you believe something that is not true. 

Unit 2 Lesson 5 (10/26)
1. comprehend: If you comprehendsomething, you understand it.
2. exuberant: If someone isexuberant, he or she is full of excitement, energy, and happiness.
3. solitary: To live in a solitaryway is to be alone most of the time.
4. mature: A mature person or animalis fully grown and behaves like an adult. 
5. vulnerable: A person or animalthat is vulnerable is weak and unprotected and at risk of being harmed. 

Unit 2 Lesson 4 
(10/19)
1. unique: Something is uniqueif it is the only one of its kind.
2. infest: If insects or animalsinfest a place, they are there in large numbers and usually cause damage.
3. intervals: Something that happensat regular intervals is repeated over and over with a certain amount of time inbetween.
4. delicate: If something is done ina delicate way, it is done with great care so that nothing is broken or hurt.
5. flexible: Something is flexibleif it can bend or be bent easily.
6. bond: A bond is a feeling orinterest that unites two or more people or groups.
7. inspires: If something inspiresyou, it makes you excited about doing something good.
8. preserve: To preserve somethingis to keep it from being harmed or changed.

Unit 2 Lesson 3 
(10/12)
1. slick: If something is slick, itis presented in an attractive way.
2. nimble: If someone is nimble, heor she moves quickly, lightly, and easily. 
3. impressed: To be impressed withsomeone means to admire that person.
4. cease: If you cease to dosomething, you stop doing it.
5. exist: When something exists, itis a real thing that is present in the world.
6. fierce: A fierce person or animalis angry, violent, or ready to attack. 

Unit 2 Lesson 2 
(10/5)
1. reluctant: If someone isreluctant to do something, he or she does not want to do it.
2. rumpled: Something is rumpled ifit is wrinkled or messy.
3. surge: If you feel a surge of aparticular feeling, you feel it suddenly and very strongly. 
4. inspecting: Someone who isinspecting something is looking at it very carefully.
5. taut: Something that is taut hasbeen stretched or pulled very tightly.
6. untangled: If you untangledsomething, you untied knots in it or straightened it if it was twisted.
7. resounded: If a place resounded,then it became filled with sound.
8. lurked: If something lurkedsomewhere, it waited there quietly hidden, usually before doing somethingbad. 

Unit 2 Lesson 1

1. responsible: If someone is responsible, that person can be trusted to do a job on their own.
2. darted: An animal that darted moved suddenly and quickly in a particular direction.
3. jostling: If the people in a crowd push or knock against you, they are jostling you.
4. swerved: If a car swerved, it turned suddenly to avoid hitting something.
5. attentive: If someone is attentive, that person is carefully listening to, or watching something.
6. pounced: A person or animal that pounced on something jumped on it eagerly in order to take it.
7. contradicting: Contradicting someone is saying that what the person has said is wrong. 

Unit 1 Lesson 5

1. culinary: Culinary skills or tools are related to cooking.

2. downcast: Someone who is downcast is feeling sad and has no hope.

3. consternation: Someone who feels consternation is upset or worried about what is happening.

4. vivid: Something that is vivid has very bright colors.

5. extensive: Something extensive includes a large amount of things.

6. serenely: If something is done serenely, it is done in a calm and quiet way.

7. reminiscent: If something is reminiscent of something else, it brings back memories o that other time or place.

8. pensive: Someone who is pensive is thinking deeply about something.

9. recruit: When you recruit someone, you get him or her to join a group for a special purpose..

10. commenced: Something that has commenced has begun. 

Unit 1 Lesson 4

1. averted: If you averted your eyes, you looked away from something instead of directly at it.

2. fury: Fury is extremely strong anger.

3. interrogation: An interrogation is a long period of intense questioning to get information from someone.

4. stern: Someone who is stern is very serious and strict.

5. accusing: When you look at someone in an accusing way, you are showing that you think he or she has done something wrong.

6. solemnly: When you say something solemnly, you say it in a very serious way.

7. cringed: If you cringed, you moved or flinched slightly because of discomfort or fear.

8. craned: If you craned your neck, you stretched it to let you see or hear something better.

Unit 1 Lesson 3

1. surrender: When you surrender, you stop fighting something or someone.

2. particular: Something that is particular is one specific thing of its kind.

3. sparkling: Something that is sparkling is shining, clear, and bright.

4. clusters: Clusters are small groups of people or things that are close together

5. sizzles: If something sizzles, it is very hot and makes a hissing sound.

6. stroll: To stroll is to walk in a slow, relaxed way.


Unit 1 Lesson 2

1. legendary: Someone legendary is especially famous for something he or she did a long time ago.

2. muttered: If you muttered, you said something very quietly because you did not want to be heard.

3. gaped: If you gaped at something, you stared open-mouthed in surprise.

4. flinched: If a person flinched, he or she quickly moved away from something dangerous or painful.

5. snickering: Snickering at someone is like laughing quietly at them because they did something silly.

6. glared: If you glared at someone, you stared at them in an angry way.

7. stunned: When someone is stunned by something amazing, he or she is shocked and sometimes it is even speechless.

8. fluke: A fluke is something unusual that happens by accident.

Unit 1 Lesson 1

1. pact: A pact is an agreement between people or countries in which they promise to do certain things.

2. queasy: If you feel queasy, you have a sick feeling in your stomach.

3. foisted: If something is foisted on you, it is given to you whether you want it or not.

4. venture: A new venture is a project that is exciting and even risky.

5. annoyed: To be annoyed means to be somewhat angry about something.

6. depriving: If someone is depriving you of something, the person is keeping you from having it.

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