• Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 5

    Lesson 21

    Antarctic Ice

     

    conserved – If something is rare and important, it should be conserved, or kept carefully.

     

    strict – If you are stern and demand obedience, you are strict.

     

    harsh – If something is hard to stand up to, like a blizzard, it is harsh.

     

    bleak – If something is cold and gloomy, it is bleak.

     

    absence – An absence means that something or someone is not present.

     

    shelters – Something that shelters you protects you and keeps you safe.

     

    permanently – If something stays one way forever, it stays that way permanently.

     

    drifts – When something drifts, it moves along without direction.

     

    scarce – Something is scarce if there is not much of it to be found.

     

    dim – It is dim when there is not much light.

    Lesson 22

    Bat Loves The Night

     

    blanketed – If an area is blanketed in fog or snow, it is covered.

     

    surroundings – The area around you is your surroundings.

     

    plummet – If you drop suddenly from a great height, you plummet.

     

    inverted – Something that is turned upside-down or inside-out is inverted.

     

    nocturnal – An animal that is nocturnal sleeps during the day and is active at night.

     

    effort – When you work hard, you use effort.

     

    dozes – Someone who dozes takes short naps.

     

    swoops- When something swoops, it dives or dips downward.

     

    detail – A detail is a small piece of information that is part of a larger whole.

     

    fluttering – When something moves through the air lightly and quickly, it is fluttering.

    Lesson 23

    Chestnut Cove

     

    eagerly – If you are waiting eagerly for something, you are excited or anxious for it to happen.

     

    transferred – If you transferred something, you moved it from one place to another.

     

    contented – If you are contented, you are happy with the way things are.

     

    collaborate- If you are going to work with others on a project, you are planning to collaborate with them.

     

    fondness – If you like something very much, you have a fondness for it.

     

    emotion – An emotion is a feeling, such as happiness.

     

    ridiculous- Something that is very silly is ridiculous.

     

    disgraceful- If something is disgraceful, it is shocking and not acceptable.

     

    decent – Someone who is decent is good and fair.

     

    inherit – When you inherit something, you have been given something by someone who used to own it.

    Lesson 24

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8

     

    individually – If you speak to your friends one at a time, you speak to them individually.

     

    affordable – If you have enough money to buy something, that thing is affordable.

     

    presentation – If you describe or perform something in front of a group of people, you are putting on a presentation.

     

    effective – When you get the result you want, then your actions have been effective.

     

    clutter – If a place such as your desk or your room has clutter, it is messy and full of things you do not really need.

     

    mentioned – If you mentioned something, you talked about it briefly.

     

    beckoned – If you beckoned to someone, you used your hand to signal him or her to come to you.

     

    flustered – If something flustered you, it made you forget what you were saying or doing.

     

    remark- A remark is something that is said about something.

     

    visible – When something is visible, you can see it.

    Lesson 25

    The Robodogs of Greenville

     

    require – Something that is required is needed.

     

    functional – Something that serves as a purpose is functional.

     

    inhabitant – The people or animals that in a certain place are the inhabitants of

    that place.

     

    amazement – Amazement is a feeling of great wonder and surprise.

     

    ample- A amount that is ample is enough or more than is needed.

     

    responsibility – A responsibility is something you are expected to do.

     

    futuristic – A futuristic story tells how things might be in the future.

     

    realistic – A book that is realistic describes things as they really are.

     

    confused – A confused person is mixed up.

     

    shifting – If air is shifting, it is moving or changing.

     

Last Modified on October 5, 2011