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OAA Reading Vocab #1

20 vocabulary words to help on the OAA.

TermDefinition
antonym A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word. Examples include: wet - dry hot - cold front - back up - down
homonym Two words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings. Examples are: blue - blew board - bored cell - sell cents - sense sea - see ate - eight
conflict This is the problem in the story. It is the struggle between characters or other forces in a story.
synonym A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Examples are: stole - took toss - throw warm - hot see - view
resolve To solve the problem or find a solution in the story.
glossary A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, and is often placed at the back of a book.
index A list of names, subjects, or keywords that are arranged in alphabetical order and tell where that subject can be found in that book. It's usually located in the back of the book.
table of contents A list usually found at the beginning of a book that shows the divisions, chapters, or articles found in that book and the pages on which they start.
hyperbole A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis of effect. "I could sleep for a year!" "This book weighs a ton!"
prefix Letters that are attached to the front of a word to produce a new word. Some examples are: un- mis- pre- dis- re- trans-
suffix Letters that are attached to the end of a word to produce a new word. Some examples are: -ly -less -ful -er -ness -ion
evaluate To examine and judge carefully. To rate something or tell your opinion.
data A collection of facts or numbers from which you can draw a conclusion.
conclusion The close or last part of something. The end or the finish. The result or outcome of an act.
cause + effect This is the relationship between two things when one thing makes something else happen. "I stayed at home, because it was raining."
opinion A personal belief or judgement that in NOT founded on proof or certainty.
results To end in a particular way. It is the outcome and answers. "How does it end?"
procedure A series of steps taken to accomplish an end. A particular way of accomplishing something.
hypothesis An educated guess. A tentative explanation formed from a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation.
fact Knowledge or information that is based on real things and can usually be proven.
Created by: Anderson11