Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words: Theme 2
"The Babe and I"
skim- If a boat moves swiftly over the water, it skims the surface.
span- If the bridge spans meet, they come together.
contribution- If you help your family reach its goal, you make a contribution to your family.
initiative- When you take initiative, you make the first step in doing something.
midst- If you are in the midst of something,, you are in the middle of it.
shabby- Shabby things look old and worn out.
dazed- If you are dazed, you are confused and cannot think properly.
elevated- Something that is elevated is lifted up.
embarrass- If you embarrass someone, you make that person feel uncomfortable or ashamed.
collapses- When something collapses, it falls down because it is not well supported.
"Aero and Officer Mike"
babble- If you babble, you say words that cannot be understood.
suspicious- If you think someone cannot be trusted, you are suspicious of him or her.
accompany- When you accompany someone, you go someplace with him or her.
competent- If you are competent, you’re good at what you are doing.
scent- A scent is what something smells like.
wanders- A person who wanders travels without planning where he or she is going.
whined- If someone or something whined, it gave a long, high cry.
obey- When you obey, you do what you are told to do.
demonstrate- When you demonstrate something, you show how it works or how it is done.
patrol- People patrol an area when they go through it with the purpose of guarding it.
"How Animals Talk"
charging- If an animal is charging, it is rushing or moving quickly towards something or someone.
ferocious- A ferocious animal looks angry and wild.
dominant- If someone or something is the strongest, it is dominant.
conflict- If two animals are fighting, they are in a conflict.
communicate- When two people or animals communicate, they share information.
flick- When you flick something, you move it or snap it quickly.
alert- If you alert people to something, you get their attention and let them know to be careful.
signal- A signal is a sound or an action that sends a message.
chatter- When animals chatter, they repeat their sounds quickly.
groom- When an animal grooms itself, it makes itself neat and clean.
dense- When something is made of things that are very close together, it is dense.
reaction- A response to something that happens is a reaction.
ingredients - Ingredients are all the foods and spices that you use to make a certain kind of food.
gracious- When you try to make a guest comfortable in your home, you are being gracious.
famine- When there is a famine, there is not enough food to feed everyone.
generous- People who are generous are happy to share with others.
curiosity- Something that is called a curiosity is something odd or unusual that interests people.
gaze- A gaze is a long look at something.
agreeable- Something that is agreeable is pleasing to the senses.
banquet- If you are going to a banquet, you are going to a special meal that will have a large amount of food.
"The Case of the Three Bears’ Breakfast"
investigate- When you investigate something, you try to find out the truth about it.
expert- An expert is someone who knows a lot about a certain job.
laboratory- A place where experiments are done is a laboratory.
various- When there are various objects, there are objects of different types.
suspect- When you suspect someone of doing something; you think that person has done it.
confess- When you confess, you tell the truth about something you did wrong.
perplexed- When you are perplexed about something, you are confused about it.
inquisitive- If you are inquisitive about something, you are curious about it.
inviting- If something looks inviting, you want to take part in it or have something to do with it.
amusing- If something is fun or funny, it is amusing.