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    Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words: Theme 6

    Lesson 26

    Charlotte’s Web

    bristly

     

    – If something is bristly, it is covered with short, stiff hairs.

    dreadful

     

    – If something is dreadful, it is scary or terrible.

    adamant

     

    – If someone is adamant about something, he or she is very determined and won’t change his or her mind about it.

    inevitable

     

    – Is something is inevitable, it cannot be avoided or stopped.

    summoning

     

    – If you are summoning someone, you are calling for the person to come.

    nuisance

     

    – Something or someone that bothers you can be a nuisance.

    sedentary

     

    – If you have a sedentary job or lifestyle, you are sitting down most of the time.

    oblige

     

    – When you oblige someone, you help the person.

    boasting

     

    – Someone who is boasting is telling other people wonder things about

    himself or herself.

    sway

     

    – When things sway, they swing slowly back and forth.

    Lesson 27

    Spiders and Their Webs

    justice

     

    – If you treat others fairly, you are showing justice.

    task

     

    – A task is a job that needs to be done.

    elaborate

     

    – Something that is elaborate is decorated with many details.

    inventive

     

    –A person who creates or solves something in a new way is inventive.

    prey

     

    – An animal that is hunted for food is prey.

    shallow

     

    – Something shallow is not very deep.

    strands

     

    – Long, thin pieces of something are strands.

    social

     

    – A social animal is one that lives in a group with other animals of the same kind.

    spiral

     

    – A spiral shape curls around and a round in a circle.

    reels

     

    – A person reels something in by winding up a line attached to it.

    Lesson 28

    The Science Fair

    humor

     

    – When you have a sense of humor, it means you enjoy telling and hearing about things that are funny.

    abroad

     

    - If you go abroad, you go overseas to a different country.

    preparation

     

    – Preparation is everything you do to get ready for something.

    gimmick

     

    – A gimmick is a trick or a way to grab people’s attention.

    sprinkled

     

    – Something that has been sprinkled has had tiny pieces or drops of something scattered all over it.

    expand

     

    - When things expand, they get bigger.

    erupt

     

    - Something that erupts breaks out of something that holds it in.

    thorough

     

    - If you do something in a thorough way, you do a careful and complete job.

    deliberation

     

    - Deliberation is thought and discussion that comes before making a decision.

    grainy

     

    – If something is grainy, it is not smooth but has many small, hard pieces.

    Lesson 29

    The Planets

    distinct

     

    – When there are several similar but separate objects, the objects are said to be distinct.

    slightly

     

    – When something happens slightly, you can barely tell it happened.

    infinite

     

    – When there is so much of something that it cannot be measured, it is infinite.

    expansive

     

    – Something that is expansive covers a very large area.

    rotate

     

    – Something that rotates spins like a top.

    steady

     

    – A light that is steady always looks the same and does not change or go out.

    reflect

     

    – When something reflects light, the light bounces off the surface

    instead of passing through it.

    surface

     

    - The surface of something is the top part of it.

    evidence

     

    – Evidence is proof that something has happened.

    appear

     

    – How something appears is the way it looks or seems to be.

    Lesson 30

    Voyage Across the Solar System

    magnify

     

    – When you magnify something, you make it look larger than it actually is.

    observed

     

    – If you observed something, you watched it carefully to learn more about it.

    generate

     

    – To generate something is to produce it.

    confirm

     

    - When you can prove something is correct, you can confirm it.

    picturesque

     

    - Something that is picturesque is pretty enough to be in a picture.

    safeguard

     

    - To safeguard something is to protect and guard it.

    expedition

     

    - An expedition is an adventure or a journey to a new place.

    uncharted

     

    - If an area is uncharted, there are no maps of that place.

    aligned

     

    – When two things are aligned, they match up perfectly.

    occur

     

    – When something occurs, it happens.

     

Last Modified on November 7, 2013