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6th Grade Level A Vocabulary Workshop

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adverse   adj. unfavorable, negative; working against  
arid   (adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting  
assailant   (n.) a person who attacks violently  
billow   (n.) a large wave; (v.) to rise or swell like a wave  
confront   (v.) to meet face-to-face  
constrain   (V.) to force, compel; to restrain  
contemporary   (adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time  
depict   (v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture  
disinterested   (adj.) fair minded, free from selfish motives  
encompass   (v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class  
Groundless   (adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified  
hypocrite   (n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is  
incomprehensible   (adj.) impossible to understand  
manipulate   (v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage  
maximum   (n) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree  
mimic   (n) a person who does imitations (v.) to imitate  
ruffle   (v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material  
serene   (adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset  
sheepish   (adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheet in meekness, timid  
stamina   (n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power  


   





 
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