Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 5

    Lesson 21

    Antarctic Ice


    conserved- If something is rare or important, you protect  or conserve it.


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


    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.


    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.




    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.


    nocturnal- If an animal is nocturnal, it sleeps during the day and is active at night.


    effort- When you work hard, you put out effort.


    dozes-  Someone who dozes takes short naps.


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


    detail- A detail is a small feature.


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


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


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







    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.


    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 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.


    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.



    Lesson 24

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8


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


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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.




    Lesson 25

    The Robodogs of Greenville


    required- Something that is required is needed.


    functional- Something that serves a purpose is functional.


    inhabitants- The people or animals that live in a certain place are the inhabitants of that place.


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


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


    responsibility- A responsibility is something you are excited 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 November 7, 2013