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    Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words: Theme 3

    Lesson 11

    "Loved Best"

    swooned

     

    If you had a terrible shock or surprise that made you faint or fall, you might have swooned.

    astonished

    - When you are amazed and surprised by something, you are astonished.

    encourgaging

    -An encouraging word from a friend can make you feel that you can do something well.

    brief

    - If something is brief, it does not take much time.

    chuckling

    - If you are chuckling, you are laughing quietly to yourself.

    soothing

    - Something that is soothing makes you feel calm.

    sobbed-

    Someone who sobbed cried very hard.

    praised

    -If you praised someone, you told that person that he or she did something well.

    envious

    - If you feel envious, you want something that someone else has.

    rivalry

    - People who have a rivalry are competing against each other for something.

    Lesson 12

    "A Pen Pal for Max"

    deciphered

     

    If you have figured out a message that is difficult to understand or that is written in code, then you have deciphered it.

    mistaken-

     

    If you are wrong about something, you are mistaken.

    translate-

     

    If you translate something, you say or write it in another language.

    repairs-

     

    When something needs repairs, it needs to be fixed.

    heaving-

     

    Heaving is throwing something heavy with great effort.

    bothersome-

     

    When something is bothersome, it bothers you and causes problems

    din-

     

    If there is a din, there is so much noise that it is hard to hear anything over it.

    dodging-

     

    When you are dodging something, you avoid something that is coming toward you.

    catastrophe

     

    - A catastrophe is something really terrible that has happened.

    fortunate

     

    - If you are fortunate, you are very lucky.

    Lesson 13

    "A Tree Is Growing"

    tugged

     

    - If you tugged something, you pulled it hard.

    paused-

     

    If you paused, you stopped what you were doing for just a moment.

    columns

     

    - A column is a tall, circular structure that holds up part of a building.

    absorb

     

    - Something absorbs a liquid if it soaks up the liquid.

    protects-

     

    When you protect something, you keep it safe.

    rustling-

     

    When objects are rustling, they are moving and making soft sound.

    dissolve

     

    - When something dissolves, it mixes completely with a liquid.

    particles-

     

    Tiny pieces of something are called particles.

    scavenger-

     

    An animal is a scavenger if it collects leftover and unwanted objects.

    self-sufficient

     

    - If something is self-sufficient, it makes everything it needs.

    Lesson 14

    "One Small Place in a Tree"

    sprout-

     

    When something sprouts, it begins to grow.

    damp-

     

    If something is damp, it is a little bit wet.

    suppose

     

    - When you suppose something, you think that it is happening or that it is going to happen.

    roost-

     

    A bird will try to roost, or settle, in trees or on branches.

    spears

     

    - If someone spears something, he or she sticks something sharp through it.

    strikes

     

    -When something strikes people, it hits them or happens to them.

    glimpse

     

    - When you get a glimpse of something, you get only a quick peek at it.

    maze

     

    - If you are in a maze, you are in winding paths that are like a puzzle.

    transformation

     

    - If someone or something has gone through a transformation, it has been changed.

    harmony-

     

    If two things are living in harmony, they are living in agreement, living peacefully.

    Lesson 15

    "Ask the Experts"

    luscious-

     

    Something that is luscious appeals to your senses, such as your sense of taste.

    expertise

     

    - If someone has expertise, he or she knows a lot about a particular topic or skill

    issue

     

    - An issue is an edition of a newspaper or magazine.

    advice

     

    - If you give someone advice, you tell what you think the person should do.

    consult

     

    - When you consult someone, you ask him or her for information.

    recommend

     

    - When you recommend something, you tell someone that you think it is good.

    sensible

     

    - Someone who is sensible makes good decisions and judgments.

    devise

     

    - To devise is to figure out a way to do something.

    correspondence

     

    - If you send correspondence, you are communicating in writing.

    shudder-

     

    If you shudder, you are trembling from fear or from being cold.

     

Last Modified on August 25, 2014