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6th grade 1st qrtr

comprehensive spelling list 1st qtr

QuestionAnswer
acquire To gain possesion of: To get
adorned To enhance of decorate: to lend beauty to
anthropomorphic Suggesting human characteristicsfor animals or inanimate objects
assume take to be the case or to be true without verification or proof
astounded To suprise greatly
aurochs Large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox: considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
bounded To leap forward or upward: spring: jump.
brawny Muscular, strong, powerful
bullying the verbal, written, physical, or psychological abuse of another student by means of threats, intimidation, insults, taunts, challenges, or other aggressive behavior.
chamber A compartment or enclosed space: a room
Chauvet A cave containing Paleolithic paintings in southeastern France named for one of the explorers who found it in 1994.
clan A large group of relatives, friends, or associates: a tribe
clangor A loud racket
cockleshell A round heart shaped shell ( like a mussel shell)
consumed To eat or drink up
debase Lower in value
defamation An attack on a person's character or beliefs
defiance Intentionally resisting or disregarding authority
deterioration Decay: grow worse
due process established rules and procedures that protect an individual
effervescent Bubbly
Elaborately rich detail
embarnkment A long artificial mount of stone or earth: built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
enabled to make possible
enjoin To prohibit or forbid
enormous Greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc: hugeimmense: mammoth
entice to lure: to attract with promise of some reward
migratory moving form place to place
misuse improper, unlawful, or incorrect use
mortify Humliate
mull To go over extensively in the mind: ponder
muzzle The forward, porjeting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose and jaws: the snout
Neanderthals Extinct robust humans of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
newfangled A term for a new, improved items or concept
optimum Most favorable or ddesirable
ornate rich in decorative detail
palatial large and richly decorated: like a palace
Paleolithic The old stone age
parphernalia equipment: articles used in a particular activity
patent An exclusive right or title
patriarch The father and ruler of a family
personification Giving human qualities to things that are not human
philosophy A system of values of bleiefs by which one lives
pictograph A picture representing a word or idea
pigment Coloring matter
plagiarism Taking someon's word or ideas as if they were your own
posterior rear or back
prehistoric Time before writing
primitive Primary or basic: ancient
property Something owned
pugmarks The print, track, or trail of an animal
quibble To avoid the issue by raising unimportant details
reinforced strengthened
reliable Able to depend upon
remotely to a small degree: slightly
resonant Strong and deep in tone
respect Honor, admiration, or esteem: high regard
restitution Providing an equivalent replacement or compensation for damages
ritual Ceremony or celebration
scouring To search through a place
except other than: but
expanse Something that is spread out, especially over a large area.
expect to look forward to something that is likely to happen
explicate To make clear the meaning of: explain
floundering To make clumsy attempts to move or regain ones balance
flourished Thrived, succeeded
flushed To turn red as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion: blush
gaudy bright and showy in a way that displaysbad taste
gloat To show malicious delight
gnawed to bite chew on or erode with the teeth
gouge to cut scoop or groove a hole
harassment Persestent or repeated annoying or tormenting of another
haunches The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in humans and animals
heralded One that gives a sign or indication of something to come
hideous so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
hobbled To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty: limp
horseplay rough or disorderly behavior
immaculate impeccably clean:spotless
Immensely to a great extent: enormously, hugely
impossition a burdensome or unfair demand
impudence the quality of being offensively bold: rude
indict To accuse of wrong doing: charge
insubordination Failing to follow dirctions of authority: disobedient
insulation Material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
invisible impossible to see
kiln oven for making pottery
lascaux a cave containing Paleolithic paintings in southwestern France found by 4 teenage boys in 1940
legacy something that has come from a predecessor or the past
lemmings a small rodent resembling a fat, furry, hamster.
limestone A soft sedimentary rock
livid Extremely angry: furious
lurching To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically
mammoth Immensely large: huge: enormous
memoir The personal experiences of an author: an autobiography
scraggly lacking neatness or order, ragged or unkempt
shaman A with doctor or tribal priest, a person who acts as inermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illeness, foretell th efuture, control spiritual forces, etc
shunned avoided
skewer To pierce with a thin, pointy stick before cooking
slough A depression or hollow, usually filled with deep mud: a stagnant swamp, marsh, bog, or pond, especially as part of a bayou, inlet, or backwater.
sociable friendly: able to get along with others
specialty A famous, favorite thing that someone does
sporadic Happening at unpredictable or irregular times
stereotype a fixed idea especially
student rights privileges that students are entitled to
subsisted To maintain life: To live(on)
sudden happening without warning
superstitious someone who holds irrational beliefs
surge To increase suddenly
suspension the act of stopping or keeping from temporarily
symbolic expressed by an object that represents something invisible
taboo not to be noticed or mentioned
tenement a crowded, rundown aparment building
tolerated to put up with: to allow
trespass Entering property without justification or permission
truancy being absent from class or school without permission
tussocks a clump or tuft, as of growing grass
vandalism the willful act of defacing or destroying something
vulgar disrespectful and displaying bad taste
wheedle to gain or get by flattery
Created by: atlaven
 

 



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