• Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 4

    Lesson 16

    Lon Po Po

     

    charming – If you are charming, you have a way of pleasing people with what you say and how you act.

     

    racket – If you make a lot of noise, you are making a racket.

     

    ingenious – If you do something very clever or imaginative, you are ingenious.

     

    outwit – If you trick someone by doing something clever, you outsmart, or outwit, them.

     

    tender – Something, like food, that is tender is soft and easy to chew or cut.

     

    delighted – When you are very happy about something, you are delighted.

     

    brittle – Things that are brittle are so stiff and hard that they break easily.

     

    embraced – If you hugged someone, you embraced that person.

     

    cunning – Someone who is cunning uses smart and tricky ways to get what he or she wants.

     

    disguised – If you are disguised, you are wearing something that keeps people from knowing who you are.

    Lesson 17

    Two Bear Cubs

     

    awe – If something fills you with awe, you are amazed by it.

     

    concentration – Concentration is focusing your attention on a single thing.

     

    dilemma – A dilemma is a problem or a difficult situation

     

    commendable – If something is commendable, it is worthy of attention and praise.

     

    glancing – When you are glancing at something, you are taking a quick look at it.

     

    scolding – If you are scolding someone, you are angrily pointing out that person’s mistakes.

     

    console – When you comfort or cheer someone you console him or her.

     

    heroic – Someone who is heroic is brave and acts like a hero.

     

    drowsy – When you are drowsy, you feel so sleepy that you can’t stay awake.

     

    burden – A burden is a heavy load that is difficult to carry.

    Lesson 18

    Me and Uncle Romie

     

    dull – When something is not shiny, it is dull.

     

    towers – Something that is very tall towers over shorter things.

     

    masterpiece – A great piece of art can be called a masterpiece.

     

    heritage – Memories and traditions of your family’s past are part of your

    heritage.

     

    ruined – If something is ruined, it is no longer any good.

     

    crept – If you crept, you moved slowly and carefully so that you wouldn’t be

    seen or heard.

     

    glorious – If something is so wonderful that you can hardly believe it, it is

    glorious.

     

    memory – A memory is something you remember.

     

    streak – To streak is to move very quickly from one place to another.

     

    yanked – If you yanked something, you gave it a quick, hard pull.

    Lesson 19

    Half-Chicken

     

    deliberately – If you move slowly and carefully, you move deliberately.

     

    composed – If you made up a song, you composed it.

     

    gratitude – If you thank someone for something, you are showing gratitude.

     

    compassion – If you are kind to someone who needs help, you are showing compassion.

     

    swift – Something that is swift moves very quickly.

     

    vain – If you are vain, you think very highly of yourself.

     

    overheard – If you overheard what people said, you heard it without them knowing you were listening.

     

    suggested – If you suggested something, you gave someone an idea.

     

    enormous – Something that is enormous is very big.

     

    exclaimed – If you exclaimed something, you said it excitedly.

    Lesson 20

    Backstage with Chris and Casey

    criticize – When you criticize something, you tell what you think is wrong with it.

     

    dialogue – Conversation between people is called dialogue.

     

    immerse – To immerse oneself is to become very involved in something.

     

    mandatory – Something that is mandatory is required.

     

    rehearse – To rehearse is to practice for a performance.

     

    versions – If there are different versions of a story, the story is told in different ways.

     

    camaraderie – People have camaraderie when they are comfortable with each other and spend a lot of time together.

     

    flawless – If a performance is flawless, there are no mistakes in it.

     

    tragic – A tragic event is something that is both sad and horrible.

     

    limp – When something is limp, it is too weak to move or support itself.

     

     

Last Modified on October 5, 2011