• Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 6

    Lesson 26

    Charlotte’s Web

     

    bristly – If something is bristly, it is covered with short, stiff hairs.

     

    dreadful – If something is dreadful, it is scary or terrible.

     

    adamant – If someone is adamant about something, he or she is very determined and won’t change his or her mind about it.

     

    inevitable – Is something is inevitable, it cannot be avoided or stopped.

     

    summoning – If you are summoning someone, you are calling for the person to come.

     

    nuisance – Something or someone that bothers you can be a nuisance.

     

    sedentary – If you have a sedentary job or lifestyle, you are sitting down most of the time.

     

    oblige – When you oblige someone, you help the person.

     

    boasting – Someone who is boasting is telling other people wonder things about

    himself or herself.

     

    sway – When things sway, they swing slowly back and forth.

    Lesson 27

    Spiders and Their Webs

     

    justice – If you treat others fairly, you are showing justice.

     

    task – A task is a job that needs to be done.

     

    elaborate – Something that is elaborate is decorated with many details.

     

    inventive –A person who creates or solves something in a new way is inventive.

     

    prey – An animal that is hunted for food is prey.

     

    shallow – Something shallow is not very deep.

     

    strands – Long, thin pieces of something are strands.

     

    social – A social animal is one that lives in a group with other animals of the same kind.

     

    spiral – A spiral shape curls around and a round in a circle.

     

    reels – A person reels something in by winding up a line attached to it.

    Lesson 28

    The Science Fair

     

    humor – When you have a sense of humor, it means you enjoy telling and hearing about things that are funny.

     

    abroad - If you go abroad, you go overseas to a different country.

     

    preparation – Preparation is everything you do to get ready for something.

     

    gimmick – A gimmick is a trick or a way to grab people’s attention.

     

    sprinkled – Something that has been sprinkled has had tiny pieces or drops of something scattered all over it.

     

    expand- When things expand, they get bigger.

     

    erupt- Something that erupts breaks out of something that holds it in.

     

    thorough- If you do something in a thorough way, you do a careful and complete job.

     

    deliberation- Deliberation is thought and discussion that comes before making a decision.

     

    grainy – If something is grainy, it is not smooth but has many small, hard pieces.

    Lesson 29

    The Planets

     

    distinct – When there are several similar but separate objects, the objects are said to be distinct.

     

    slightly – When something happens slightly, you can barely tell it happened.

     

    infinite – When there is so much of something that it cannot be measured, it is infinite.

     

    expansive – Something that is expansive covers a very large area.

     

    rotate – Something that rotates spins like a top.

     

    steady – A light that is steady always looks the same and does not change or go out.

     

    reflect – When something reflects light, the light bounces off the surface

    instead of passing through it.

     

    surface- The surface of something is the top part of it.

     

    evidence – Evidence is proof that something has happened.

     

    appear – How something appears is the way it looks or seems to be.

    Lesson 30

    Voyage Across the Solar System

    magnify – When you magnify something, you make it look larger than it actually is.

     

    observed – If you observed something, you watched it carefully to learn more about it.

     

    generate – To generate something is to produce it.

     

    confirm- When you can prove something is correct, you can confirm it.

     

    picturesque- Something that is picturesque is pretty enough to be in a picture.

     

    safeguard- To safeguard something is to protect and guard it.

     

    expedition- An expedition is an adventure or a journey to a new place.

     

    uncharted- If an area is uncharted, there are no maps of that place.

     

    aligned – When two things are aligned, they match up perfectly.

     

    occur – When something occurs, it happens.

     

Last Modified on October 5, 2011