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    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 November 7, 2013